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B Thrash
10-17-2007, 19:50
On Saturday October 13, 2007 a strange acting raccoon was in trail about 50 yards south of Wise Shelter in southwest Virginia (Grayson Highlands). He was not frighten of any hikers and jumped at a north bound hiker when he was startled. (Beware)

Pedaling Fool
10-17-2007, 20:17
Sounds like a case of rabies.

Lone Wolf
10-17-2007, 20:24
it needs to die.

10-17-2007, 20:34
Yep. It's doomed. Would not want it near my ankle in that state. I've seen them fight healthy and would not want to be around one that's sick.

10-17-2007, 20:40
Is it ok to eat rabid coon?

10-17-2007, 21:10
it needs to die.

Yup. But beware of back splatter.

Uncle Silly
10-17-2007, 22:18
Is it ok to eat rabid coon?

Fine by me if you want to try it. Cook it thoroughly. Make sure to keep us posted -- if it takes a few days, weeks, or months after ingestion for your rabies to develop, we'll be interested to know.