Skip to comments.[NY] City Now Vaccinating Raccoons for Rabies
Posted on 02/16/2010 1:28:14 PM PST by NativeNewYorker
After a rash of rabies cases among the raccoons of Central Park and environs 39 cases in Manhattan already this year the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene announced on Tuesday the start of a mass raccoon-vaccination effort.
Wildlife experts have begun trapping raccoons around Central, Morningside and Riverside parks, vaccinating them, tagging them and releasing them in the same location.
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I’ve done this. It’s a lot of fun.
I usually use #4’s out of a 12 ga for the vaccine.....
That photo is a mind-blower. Around here the ONLY time you see a masked bandit in the daytime is if it’s reeling about in the final stages of rabies.
They sure must have it easy in Central Park.
Tight group. :)
LOL...actually that works really really well.
As you know, they’re also out there before it gets dark because people keep feeding them. (i.e. Turtle Pond) They’ve been there before dark long before this recent rabies breakout. I saw and reported one badly infected one about 4 weeks ago on the grass near DeLacorte Theater.
You know, a .22 is a whole lot cheaper. But then, the rats would feeeeeeeel bad, ‘cause you know, there’s a racoon shortage out there.
I wonder how long it will take for Natural News to post articles declaring the raccoon vaccines to be some horrifying conspiracy designed to kill children.
I thought that was a picture you took yourself. That's why I assumed you knew about the situation at Turtle Pond. Sorry.
I live about a 15 minute walk from the Turtle Pond, but I’ve not been there since late last summer.
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