Rabid raccoons roaming around

Dead raccoon in Prospect Park

They won’t turn over your trash cans, but NYC raccoons could still infect you with rabies. According to the NY Times ‘City Room’ blog, dead rabid raccoon carcasses have been found in Prospect Park and Boerum Hill and pose a health hazard to curious pets or children. In Central Park, over 100 raccoons have tested positive for rabies this year, leading to a new raccoon vaccination initiative.

Raccoons in the Turtle Pond in Central Park

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About Samantha Ku

Samantha is a journalism and French major at NYU.
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