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 »


The Strange Disappearance of Central Park’s Wild Bunnies

April 2, 2010 by · Comments Off on The Strange Disappearance of Central Park’s Wild Bunnies 

rabbitAs recently as four years ago, wild cottontail rabbits roamed Central Park, hopping through the fields and nibbling on greens. And then, quite suddenly, they disappeared. 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 »