Storm drains are like raccoon superhighways.
September 27, 2019 8:28 AM Subscribe
"On a balmy morning in mid-August, Timothy Linder lifts the latch on a refrigerated trailer and opens both doors wide, releasing a wave of cold air heavy with the stink of fish guts. After hoisting himself up, Linder wriggles his hands into a pair of blue latex gloves, cuts into one of the stacks of cardboard boxes, and pulls out a plain brown block slightly larger than a miniature candy bar. Thankfully, this snack isn’t for people. It’s for the raccoons. Most people don’t know it, but the U.S. government has been distributing oral rabies vaccines targeted at raccoons since 1997 as part of a massive public and animal health initiative." Jason Bittel writes for National Geographic about raccoons and rabies.
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