How to Avoid Rabies
Peak rabies rates in some of the most common rabies carriers, such as raccoons and skunks, occur in the spring.1 When you and your family plan outdoor activities such as hikes, picnics, or even a day spent in your own backyard, it's important to be on the lookout for unusual animal activity.
Remember, rabid animals are unusually vicious and aggressive or may be acting strangely or have trouble walking. Some rabid animals may be appear to be normal. People should stay away from all wild and stray animals that are aggressive or appear to be sick to reduce the risk of exposure to rabies. Report any suspicious animals to local animal control immediately.2