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York police shoot possibly rabid raccoon near grocery store

York police on Friday killed what they believed was a rabid raccoon near a grocery store.

Officers went to the BI-LO on U.S. 321 about 10 a.m. after someone reported a raccoon acting aggressive and foaming at the mouth, according to a police report. They found the raccoon in a cemetery next to the grocery store, and noted it was acting aggressive and lethargic.

Officers euthanized the raccoon with two gunshots. The raccoon was sent for rabies testing.

In late May, a Sharon resident was treated for rabies exposure after a fox attack in western York County. The fox tested positive for rabies on May 27 — the third animal in York County to test positive in 2015. There were 13 that tested positive in York County in 2014.

Teddy Kulmala •  803-329-4082

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