Posted: Friday, August 31st 2012 at 5:57pm
Rabid raccoon bites 72-year-old Forsyth Co. man
By Katie Crumley Access Insider
CUMMING - A rabid raccoon bit a Forsyth County man Thursday in the area of Hopewell Road.
Forsyth County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Karleen Chalker said the 72-year-old man was bitten by the raccoon as he was entering his barn to get food for his animals.
"The 72-year-old man that was bitten by a raccoon Thursday is undergoing treatment," she said.
Chalker said the Forsyth County Sheriff's Animal Control unit arrived and took the raccoon to a local vet, where it tested positive for rabies.
She said a rabid fox bit a 45-year-old man in the same area of the county in June, making this the second case of the summer in Forsyth County.
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