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: Appointments No Longer Needed At NYC's COVID Vaccination Sites; Anyone 16+ May Walk In, Mayor De Blasio Announces
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: Ghislaine Maxwell Due In Manhattan Federal Court On New Sex Trafficking Charges Allegedly Involving 14-Year-Old
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: Long Island Boy Who Is Visually Impaired Receives Toddler Cane From Local Nonprofit
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.