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Beware of Rabies Bait Pouches

Beware of rabies vaccine bait pouches

The vaccine bait is designed to be eaten by raccoons, skunks and foxes because these wild animals are the most common carriers of rabies. To help stop the spread of rabies, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) is dropping vaccine baits in targeted areas.

If you see a bait pouch, do not touch it or open it. While the packets are not harmful to people or pets, leave it in its place so that wild animals can find it and eat it. If ingested, contacting a doctor or veterinarian as a precaution is recommended.

If you find a bait in an area where children play, you can carefully move it – put a plastic bag over your hand before picking it up and move it to a more suitable green space.

More information is available on the Ontario website.

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