Pack of ‘aggressive’ coyotes attacked sheep in El Paso County, sheep test positive for rabies


EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. (KKTV) – Health warnings from El Paso County officials were sent for an attack Friday evening from a packet of coyotes.

According to a release by El Paso County Public Health, a sheep tested positive for rabies, as it was attacked by coyotes. The attack took place on August 4 at a property in the Black Forest area of ​​Albert.

“Public health is asking citizens in the Black Forest region to be alert to wild animals, especially coyotes, bats, raccoons, skirting and foxes. It is important for people bitten or scratched by a wild animal That they contact their doctors and public health immediately. Preventive vaccination is available to known people or those suspected of being in contact with a suspicious animal, “public information officer Natalie Sosa wrote in a release.

Coyote’s pack was described as “aggressive” in the release sent by Sousa.

Take these precautions to prevent rabies:

Protect your pet from rabies by using a licensed veterinarian. Rabies shots should be amplified, so check your pet records or talk to your vet.

-When hiking or hiking with your dog, protect your dog and its wildlife by leasing them.

– Keep cats and other pets inside at night to reduce the risk of exposure to other pets and wildlife. Keep dogs within sight of you (in a fitted yard, or leased) outside during the day.

Ensure outdoor fences are protected from wandering wildlife

Contact your veterinarian immediately if you believe your pet has come in contact with a wild animal.

– Neither touch nor feed wild animals. Wild animals such as foxes and foxes adapt to a residential environment if food is available – please do not leave pet food outside.

-If people or pets are bitten or scratched by a wild or unknown animal, call your doctor and send to the bite report portal of El Paso County Public Health.

How to identify sick wildlife:

– Healthy wild animals are generally afraid of humans.

-Small animals often do not run away when seen by people.

Children suffering from rabies often have to act aggressively and violently.

Till now, sometimes rabbit babies are extremely quiet and passive and want to hide. If they are hiding, then leave them alone. Rabid wildlife can also stumble or have trouble walking.

About rent from EL PASO County Public Health:

Rabies is a virus transmitted by mammals. Rabies affects the brain and other parts of the central nervous system, causing brain swelling and damage, and is almost always fatal when symptoms appear. Rabies is spread through infected saliva, mainly by the bite of rabie animals. Rabies can also spread when saliva from an infected animal enters an open wound, cut, or through the membranes of the eyes, nose, or mouth.

For more information, go to www.elpasocountyhealth.org

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