Police issue rabies exposure warning after infected raccoon capt - KXXV Central Texas News Now

Police issue rabies exposure warning after infected raccoon captured

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COPPERAS COVE, TX (KXXV) -

Police have issued a rabies exposure warning after an infected raccoon walked into a yard and laid down on the back porch. 

Copperas Cove police said that the raccoon walked into the backyard of a home in the 700 block of Barber Street. 

The raccoon was captured and tested for rabies. It was found to be infected. 

Anyone who believes that they or their pet had any contact with a raccoon should contact Copperas Cove Animal Control at 254-547-5584. 

Signs of rabies infection in a human include fever, headaches, fatigue, respiration difficulties, possible paralysis or coma. 

Signs of rabies infection in pets include fever, chewing at the site of infection or bite, erratic behavior, walking aimlessly, general restlessness, skin irritability, sensitivity to light, aggression and unnatural behavior. 

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