On Monday, Woodbridge Township also announced they had a rabid raccoon.
That raccoon was acting strangely and out during daylight hours. Read: Woodbridge Rabies Alert Issued All wildlife could be infected with rabies, Middletown health officials warned.
Grafton Police Sgt Anthony Dumas told the Grand Forks Herald: 'They thought it was dead so they picked it up.
Although no one was scratched or bitten by the animal, the school officials decided to pull them from the team when learning of the incident.' Carrington school superintendent Brian Duchscherer said: 'Once we found out, we didn't know if there was a potential of spreading anything or if the raccoon had rabies or not but we decided to bring our kids home.'Rabies is a deadly virus that is usually transmitted through the bite of a rabid animal.
Below is list of wildlife resources: The Loudoun County Department of Animal Services does not pick up or remove carcasses.
Please contact the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) if the carcass is located on a road or shoulder of a road.
This is the second rabid raccoon found in Central New Jersey this week.
The Loudoun County Animal Services provides general information and exclusionary methods to assist with wildlife problems.
The animal shelter does not house or routinely care for wildlife.
The story began on July 23, 2008, with an article in a local newspaper, The Independent.
Jenna Hewitt, 26, of Montauk, and three friends said they found the creature on July 12 at the Ditch Plains beach, two miles east of the district.