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Does the Skunk Seem Drunk?

The number of skunks with rabies is on the rise in the Denver area. Although skunks are nocturnal, there are many reasons — aside from rabies — that they may be out during the day. Before you call Denver Animal Protection, ask yourself: Does the skunk seem drunk?

Signs of rabies in skunks include:

  • Staggering, trembling, or weakness
  • Aggression, confusion, a lack of fear around people
  • Salivation

If you encounter a skunk displaying these signs, or if your pet comes into contact with any skunk, do not touch the skunk and immediately call Denver Animal Protection at (720) 913-1311.

Keep your pets safe — vaccinate!