Rabid raccoon found in Virginia Beach neighborhood

Posted at 5:34 AM, Jul 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-10 13:03:56-04

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – A rabid raccoon was found in Virginia Beach’s Bellamy Manor subdivision and officials are warning residents to be safe and to report any incidents.

If not treated, rabies can be fatal.

Officials say this is the first report of rabies in the Bellamy Manor subdivision.

Valery Thompson of the Virginia Beach Health Department says that usually,  Pungo and Blackwater are the typical areas that rabid raccoons are reported.