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Skunk tests positive for rabies in Walnut Ridge

WALNUT RIDGE, AR (KAIT) -

A skunk tested positive for rabies in Walnut Ridge.

According to Walnut Ridge Code Enforcement Officer Josh Light, the skunk was shot on Tuesday in a field off of Memorial Lane.

Light took the skunk to Gateway Animal Clinic to have it tested.

The city was notified Thursday afternoon that the skunk had tested positive for rabies.

City leaders are urging residents to avoid skunks that are out during daylight hours.

There have been other confirmed cases in Walnut Ridge in the past.

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