The worst rabies outbreak in the Berkshire County town of Sheffield, Massachusetts, in nearly a quarter of a century has the local animal control officer warning residents to keep a close eye on pets and children.
Animal Control Officer Martin Clark tells The Berkshire Eagle that rabid foxes, skunks and even a woodchuck have been spotted over the past few weeks.
He says rabies hasn't been this bad in town since 1992.
Clark says there might be more cases in the coming weeks. He cautioned the public to take care and call him if they see a rabid animal.
Rabies is a viral disease that affects the brain of mammals. It is transmitted through saliva, usually by bites, and is recognizable by the aggression of the infected animal.