Raccoon Bites Woman in Central Park

July 8, 2010 by · 2 Comments 

Central Park raccoon, by D. Bruce Yolton.

Maybe the rabid raccoon epidemic isn’t over after all. About a month ago, a woman was sitting near Bethesda Fountain in Central Park when a raccoon came up behind her and bit her on the ankle Read More / Comment »


Rabid Raccoon Problem Appears to be Getting Better

July 3, 2010 by · Comments Off on Rabid Raccoon Problem Appears to be Getting Better 

A rabies outbreak in Central Park that began last year has apparently begun to dissipate after the New York City Parks Department, the USDA and other agencies vaccinated hundreds of raccoons in New York’s parks. Read More / Comment »


Rabies Update: More than 100 Rabid Raccoons Found, At Least 233 Vaccinated

April 30, 2010 by · Comments Off on Rabies Update: More than 100 Rabid Raccoons Found, At Least 233 Vaccinated 

Central Park raccoon, by D. Bruce Yolton.

Central Park raccoon, by D. Bruce Yolton.

By Melissa of Out walking the dog
On a bright, sunny day at the end of March, a white pickup truck with the letters USDA emblazoned across its side cruised slowly along the paths of Riverside Park. Read More / Comment »


Central Park Rabies Alert: 2 Humans and 1 Dog Exposed

February 16, 2010 by · 2 Comments 

raccoonThe rabies outbreak in Central Park continues to spread, and now two humans have been exposed to the virus, one of whom was bitten by an aggressive and possibly rabid raccoon. A dog was also exposed after Read More / Comment »


Check Out the City’s Rabid Raccoon Map

January 22, 2010 by · Comments Off on Check Out the City’s Rabid Raccoon Map 

We broke the story last week about the continuing increase in rabid raccoons in Manhattan, and now the city has released a map showing where the raccoons have been found in Upper Manhattan. Read More / Comment »


Rabies Spreading Fast in Manhattan Parks; 16 Raccoons Since December

January 13, 2010 by · 2 Comments 

raccoon2
Between 2003 and 2008, only 1 rabid animal was found in all of Manhattan. In the past month and a half, city health officials have confirmed 16 rabid raccoons in the borough. Read More / Comment »


Beware: Rabid Raccoons in Central Park

December 8, 2009 by · 3 Comments 

raccoonThe New York City Department of Health says two rabid raccoons were discovered in Central Park in the past week, and a total of three in the past few months, raising concerns for pets, humans and other animals. Read More / Comment »