The police department received a report by a resident on Modred Street this week informing us she had been bitten by a raccoon inside her residence. The resident believed the raccoon must have entered her home through a dog door. The resident, who was in bed, heard an animal sound and believing it to be her dog, reached down to comfort the animal. The animal, however was not her pet, but a raccoon, which bit her on the hand. The police department captured the animal and it will be tested for rabies. It is not uncommon for raccoons to carry rabies.
Rabies in skunks is on the rise throughout the state and it is likely we may see an increase in sick wildlife this year. Please visit the Colorado Parks and Wildlife website listed below for helpful information regarding rabies and wildlife.
Also, coyotes continue to be spotted within city limits. Please be aware and alert of your surroundings. If you are approached by a coyote, be as loud as possible, wave your arms or throw objects to deflect the animal.