It is generally advised that you do not interact with a wild animal if you encounter one on your property. This rule of thumb is important for many reasons but is mostly recommended to ensure both your safety and the safety of the animal. When scared or cornered, wild animals can lash out to protect themselves or their young. They may bite, scratch, or hiss in defense of any perceived threat, and this can be incredibly dangerous because it is always possible that wild mammals can carry rabies.
Opossums, or possums, in particular, are a species of wild animal that is often associated with the disease; however, are possums as susceptible to rabies as the rumors claim?Read More