What animals can get rabies?

In NC, rabies is found commonly in raccoons, skunks, red and grey foxes, coyotes, wolves, groundhogs and beavers. Bats can also transmit rabies.

Any mammal can become infected with rabies. The virus can infect domestic pets, agricultural animals such as cows and horses, and people when they are exposed to rabid wildlife.

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1. What is rabies?
2. What animals can get rabies?
3. How can I tell if a wild animal has rabies?
4. What can you do to protect your pets from rabies?
5. What If you are bitten or scratched by an animal?
6. I think my pet may have been bitten by a wild animal. What do I need to do?
7. There is a bat in my house. What do I need to do?