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10 Things to Do if You've Been Skunked


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Call the Public Health Department or Your Doctor . . .

. . . if you've been bitten. Skunks have been known to carry rabies, even though they rarely resort to biting. The same goes for your pet -- get it to the vet quickly if the skunk did more than spray. Also, notify the public health department within 24 hours.

 

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Helen Davies, Marjorie Dorfman, Mary Fons, Deborah Hawkins, Martin Hintz, Linnea Lundgren, David Priess, Julia Clark Robinson, Paul Seaburn, Heidi Stevens, and Steve Theunissen