A skunk in the town of Forestport has tested positive for rabies.

The Oneida County Health Department says the lab result was confirmed by the New York State Department of Health Wadsworth Center. One person was exposed to the animal and has received post exposure treatment.

Health officials say signs of a rabid animal include

  • Animal acting strangely
  • Animal acting mad
  • Animal acting shy
  • The animal may get unusually close
  • Drooling or foaming from the mouth

 You are advised not to approach a wild or stray animal exhibiting these behaviors and instead call the local animal control officer.

The Oneida County Health Department is also reminding pet owners about their vaccination requirements:

  • All cats, dogs and ferrets three months or older must have a current rabies vaccination, even if they stay indoors.
  • Dogs and cats must receive a rabies vaccination at three months-old, one year-old and then once every three years.
  • Ferrets must receive a rabies vaccination every year.

OCHD holds periodic vaccination clinics at areas throughout the county. Call 315-798-5064 or visit https://www.ocgov.net//oneida/envhealth/MosquitoesTicksRabies, for more information.

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The winner is Salt of the Earth Bistro. Here's a look at some of their menu items:

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