Please Educate Yourself On Wild Animals

To The Reader’s Forum:

I keep hearing of people shooting foxes, raccoons and other small animals for no reason at all.

Just because a nocturnal animal is out during the day doesn’t mean it has rabies. They get hungry and come out to eat. Take a walk in the woods and see what roams during the day. So this lady shoots a fox because it has missing fur on its tail. Rabies? Most likely mange. There are two types of rabies. Furious rabies shows signs of aggression. Paralytic (dumb) rabies shows signs of paralysis.

Please educate yourself on rabies or call the authorities. Don’t just KILL them because they are out during the day. It’s also illegal to shoot them this time of year.

Debbie Johnson