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Householder kills rabid skunk in city

August 25, 2011 • Local News

The Department of Health in Santa Fe confirmed a case of rabies in Roswell, around 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Animal Control received a call-out around 4 p.m., Saturday, reporting an aggressive skunk located in the 400 block of East Mathews Street. “The skunk ran at the guy and chased him into his home,” supervisor Joseph Pacheco said.

Animal Control Officer Andrew Gross answered the call and was immediately alerted to certain symptoms. “Besides the fact that the animal was running down the middle of the street in broad daylight, he looked like he had mange. He had respiratory symptoms.”

Pacheco confirmed, “The eyes were runny, and he had nasal discharge.”

The caller had a pellet gun and shot at the animal, but, Pacheco Login to read more

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