Try for a moment to imagine strolling aimlessly through your backyard, admiring the luscious green scenery for a bandit marked critter scurries your way. Well I am sorry to say that you’re sadly mistaken and this black-eyed critter is the perfect host for a dreadful disease called Rabies. Now of course not every stray animal you see will have rabies, however, there are many tell telling signs that you could associate and use to avoid such encounters.
First off, Rabies is a viral disease that affects the nervous system of humans and other animals. It is largely moved by saliva entering a wound which in turn travels through your blood stream to your brain causing inflammation and swelling. The most common hosts for rabies in the United States are bats, though worldwide, dogs are the dominant source for transmission. Other animals that could carry rabies are raccoons, skunks, foxes and some other stray mammal.
Maintaining these carriers from society has become quite a task. They will come to your home, business or property and remove any animal deemed unfit for its environment. They are of course regulated by state regulations to trap and relocate this animal appropriately.
The greatest issue face by wildlife removal specialists is educating others about how best to deal with potential rabies exposure. If you’re bitten by an animal it is very important to immediately call 911. It is also important to try capture of your enemy to use for testing to make certain the animal is or isn’t a host for rabies. If unable to check the animal you might be in for a wild ride of month long treatments costing up to two thousand dollars.
It is important to never deal with a wild animal: dog, squirrel, skunk, or raccoon that you are unsure of. Making sure that your children are aware and to inform an adult if they see a sick or injured animal and not to touch is also very important. The most frequent deaths from rabies exposure are in children.
When it comes to admiring and handling cuddly stray animals, think twice. Call your local wildlife removal specialists for advice about how best to handle any wildlife in your area.