How can I tell if a wild animal has rabies?

Rabid animals may not always exhibit symptoms. Some rabid animals may act mad or strange while others may act timid or shy. A wild animal with rabies may move slowly or act tame. Since a wild animal is not tame and usually run away from people, maintain your distance and do not approach them. Also, avoid petting stray cats or dogs.

The only way to know for sure if an animal or a person has rabies is through laboratory tests.

If you see an animal that is acting strange, call Randolph County Animal Control at 336-683-8235 for assistance.

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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?