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Striped skunks are more prone to contracting rabies than any other Minnesota mammal. So far no rabies cases have been confirmed.

Skunks begin proliferating but no rabies cases found

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In the ongoing tussles of skunks versus dogs, there are no winners.

But when those skunks are rabid, the playing field is tilted.


Employees at Ark Animal Hospital in Park Rapids were somewhat concerned recently when a local dog owner brought his pets in after a skirmish with a skunk, then reported to them his findings that there are many cases of rabies already in the region.

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