• The most common animals infected with rabies are bats, skunks, raccoons and foxes, but the disease has also been found in deer and in large rodents such as woodchucks.
  • Cats, dogs and livestock can get rabies, too, if they are not vaccinated.
  • Chipmunks, gerbils, guinea pigs, hamsters, mice, rabbits, rats and squirrels, rarely get rabies.
  • Birds, fish, insects, lizards, snakes and turtles never get rabies.
  • Signs that an animal is rabid:
    • Bats seen during the day, those found in a place where bats are usually not found (i.e. in a room in your home, on your lawn, etc.) or bats that are unable to fly are more likely to be infected than others.
    • While foaming at the mouth is a sign an animal is infected, it does not have to be true for the animal to be rabid.
    • Typically, consider an animal rabid if it is acting out of character and/or having difficulty walking.
    • A rabid animal usually dies within a week of showing symptoms.