Rabid Skunk Found in Castro County

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Texas Department of State Health Services is reporting a rabid skunk was found in Castro County.

The official release states:

On the morning of February 14, 2019 at approximately 10:30 a.m., the daughter of the home owner went to open the front door. The child opened the door very slightly and a skunk stuck its head in.  The mother yelled not to touch it and the skunk backed out. It then began circling the house.  The skunk was shot by the home owner and submitted for testing.

The incident happened in Northeast Castro County. 

This is the third skunk this year to test positive for rabies. 

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