Today is World Rabies Day.
I didn’t know there was a World Rabies Day.
When I did a Google search on rabies. After Critter Control came to get the rabid raccoon out of the neighbours’ front yard.
Yes, there is wild life here in these parts. And it turns out that there have been verified reports of other rabid raccoons not far from here. It also turns out that there is no actual animal control. Nor does the State Police swing by to catch the varmint. (Wonder if they would have shown up if one of the neighbourhood kids had been bitten…) There is, however, a lovely private company that will come and haul away the animal.
How did we know it was rabid?
Not only was this nocturnal creature out and about in broad daylight, but it was walking very unsteadily, made horrific sounds, and was gnawing its own leg.