Raccoon tests positive for rabies and burmese pythons still a problem
A raccoon recently tested positive for rabies, this time in Marion county. Officials said an animal with rabies can infect other animals that have not received a rabies vaccination, which includes pets. The Florida Department of Health has said that residents should take extra precautions now that the rabies virus has been confirmed in their area. They have also offered tips on keeping yourself and pets safe.
Florida has issued a notice about a python catching contest leading up to the 2020 Super bowl in Miami. The contest has thousands of dollars in prizes for the residents that catch the longest snake, the heaviest snake and the most pythons in the Everglades. Burmese pythons, which arrived in Florida through the exotic pet business, have established breeding populations in the Everglades.
Raccoon tests positive for rabies in Marion County
A raccoon recently tested positive for rabies in Marion County, causing the Florida Department of Health to issue an alert to nearby neighbors.
The Florida Department of Health in Marion County said residents in Summerfield, Oxford and the northwest part of The Villages should “maintain a heightened awareness” that rabies is active in the area.
Officials said an animal with rabies can infect other animals that have not received a rabies vaccination, which includes pets. Read more
Summary: A raccoon recently tested positive for rabies, this time in Marion county. Officials said an animal with rabies can infect other animals that have not received a rabies vaccination.
What says ‘Super Bowl’ in Florida more than a python-catching contest?
A python-catching contest with thousands of dollars in prizes will take place in the lead-up to the Super Bowl, as the game’s Miami host committee helps attack one of Florida’s most ferocious environmental problems.
The Florida Python Challenge 2020 Python Bowl will run from Jan. 10-19, with members of the public invited to register and head into the Everglades to catch Burmese pythons. Learn more
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