rabies

Science, Health and Technology
9:16 am
Mon February 11, 2013

Officials urge caution around Missouri skunks

Missouri conservation officials are urging people to be cautious around skunks that soon will be emerging from winter shelters.

Skunks are one of the two primary carriers of the rabies virus in Missouri. Encounters increase during skunks' mating season, which starts in late February and continues through March. Males can travel five miles in one night.

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