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Concern growing after ANOTHER rabid skunk is discovered in Edmond

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EDMOND, Okla. - Edmond officials say at least three skunks have tested positive for rabies this year.

In April, an Edmond woman found a dead skunk in her yard.

She called Animal Welfare out of Edmond, who then had it tested by the health department.

The test came back positive for rabies.

In the past week, Edmond Animal Services say two other skunks picked up by Animal Services officers have tested positive for rabies.

"One was on East 28th Street (33rd & Boulevard area), and the other was on Red Oak Terrace (Meadowlakes Addition - Danforth & Fretz area)," Edmond Animal Services said in a Facebook post.

Officials say there may be more rabid skunks in the area.

According to the Oklahoma State Department of Health, there have been at least 18 cases of rabies across our state this year.

Edmond Animal Services is urging pet owners to make sure their animals are currently vaccinated against rabies.

If you see a skunk acting sick or strange, DO NOT handle it.  Call your local animal control.