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Three skunks euthanized after showing abnormal behavior
NORTH SMITHFIELD, RI - The animal control officer in North Smithfield is warning the public to aware of potentially rabid skunks in the area.
Three skunks, exhibiting abnormal behavior, were found in the area of Meadows Recreational Field off St. Paul St. near the Blackstone, Mass. town line.
The skunks were not tested for rabies because they did not come in contact with humans, officers said.
"We urge residents, town workers and especially children to be cautious if they see a skunk during the day in that area," said Scott Goodwin, North Smithfield Animal Control Officer.
Goodwin says the skunks were on the field and in the parking area.
Pets that are not current with their rabies vaccinations are also vulnerable, he said.
Anyone who notices these animals in the area is urged not to approach them and call Animal Control at 766-0377 or the North Smithfield Police at 762-1212.
Credits: By Matt Smith - www.wpri.com