It was spotted near Morningside Drive sometime before last Saturday. Health officials say the woodchuck seemed unhealthy and was caught on July 1. Test results received Thursday confirmed it was rabid.READ MORE: COVID Vaccine Mandate For New York City Teachers To Take Effect After Federal Appeals Court Lifts Temporary Ban
This is the latest positive rabies case in Westchester. Last month, officials said two raccoons in Larchmont, a stray cat in Yorktown Heights and a grey fox in Briarcliff Manor, all tested positive for rabies.READ MORE: R. Kelly Found Guilty Of All Counts In Sex Trafficking, Racketeering Trial
Experts warn if you see any animal acting strangely, keep your distance. If it bites you, make sure the authorities can find it to make sure it isn’t diseased and you can get treatment before it’s too late.MORE NEWS: Some Health Care Workers Still Defiant As New York State Vaccine Mandate Takes Effect
Anyone who believes they or their pets may have had contact with the woodchuck in Ossining is asked to get in touch with the Westchester County Department Of Health at 914-813-5000.