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Authorities warn about rabid raccoons found near Roanoke River Greenway

This is in Southeast Roanoke

This is not the rabid raccoon in question, rather a generic picture of a raccoon.
This is not the rabid raccoon in question, rather a generic picture of a raccoon.

ROANOKE, Va. – Authorities are warning the public about the discovery of rabid raccoons near the Roanoke River Greenway in Southeast Roanoke.

PLAY Roanoke took to Facebook to urge people to be safe when in public. Here are some tips it provided to help prevent the spread of rabies:

  • Call 911 if you spot a raccoon acting oddly, foaming at the mouth and acting disoriented.
  • Do not approach wildlife.
  • Keep yourself and your animals safe by ensuring they are leashed.

About the Author:

Jazmine Otey joined the 10 News team in February 2021.