Texas DSHS Reports Rabid Skunk Found in Hall County


Texas Department of State Health Services is reporting a rabid skunk was found in Memphis on March 12. 

Officials say a homeowner saw the skunk stumbling and falling over in an alley. The Memphis animal control officer caught the skunk and had it euthanized and lab tested.

The lab tests came back positive for rabies.

This is the fourth case of rabies in the Texas panhandle this year.  

Previous cases were reported in Moore, Randall, and Castro counties. All confirmed cases are linked to skunks so far.

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