JACKSONVILLE, Ore. – A rabid fox has been found near a home in Jacksonville. Health officials said it’s the first they’ve found in the Jackson County since 1994.
The fox was found dead near the home next to a house cat who showed bite mark wounds. That cat has been vaccinated for rabies and will remain under quarantined for the next 6 months so it can be monitored for signs of the illness.
Symptoms of rabies in wildlife include: walking in circles, convulsions, excessive drooling or saliva, and showing no fear of humans. If you see an animal exhibiting this type of behavior, you’re advised to call the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.