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No Contact Made with Rabid Larchmont Skunk

LARCHMONT, N.Y. -- Larchmont police trapped a rabid skunk before it could come into contact with any human or pet, according to the Westchester County Health Department.

Police, who responded to a resident's call about a rabid skunk on Sherwood Oval Aug. 15, delivered the skunk to the Westchester County Health Department. The Health Department then sent it for testing to a state lab, which confirmed Thursday that the skunk was rabid.

"We called people within a quarter-mile radius of the yard where the skunk was found," said Caren Halbfinger, director of public health information and communication for the Westchester County Health Department. "There was no known contact with a person or pet."

The last rabid animal to be reported in Larchmont was on June 6 when a rabid raccoon was found just down the road on Sherwood Drive.

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