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Fox, skunk test positive for rabies


August 16, 2018

FORT SUMNER — A fox killed near Fort Sumner last month tested positive for rabies, according to a press release from the New Mexico Department of Health.

A skunk has also tested positive for rabies in De Baca County this year.

Residents are instructed to contact the local Department of Game and Fish office or call radio dispatch at 505-827-9376 for assistance with suspicious animals like foxes, skunks, raccoons and bats. Residents also are asked to contact the Department of Health at 505-827-0006 if they or their pet has been bitten or exposed to the saliva of wild animals.


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