PITTSTON, Maine (AP) — Pittston's animal control officer says two raccoons in town this spring have tested positive for rabies.
Officer Ross Boardman said the first incident occurred on March 2 and the second on May 14.
He tells the Kennebec Journal (http://bit.ly/JpqlxK) that no humans were exposed in either case.
In the first incident, a raccoon went into a barn. Two horses and a cat were exposed, and were put under 45-day observation and were given booster shots.
On May 14, a dog came upon a dead raccoon that later tested positive.
The incidents occurred about two miles apart.
Boardman urged residents contact him if they see wildlife behaving strangely.
Information from: Kennebec Journal, http://www.kjonline.com/
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