A second rabid raccoon — the third rabid animal of the summer — has been found in Larchmont, according to county health officials.
Residents on Wednesday received a call confirming that a raccoon trapped on Stuyvesant Avenue Sept. 2 tested positive for rabies. Individuals who may have been in contact with the animal should call the health department at 813-5000 to determine whether they should get treatment for the disease.
The raccoon is the third rabid animal of the summer found in Larchmont. A rabid skunk was trapped on Sherwood Oval in August. In June, a rabid raccoon was found near Sherwood Drive and Boston Post Road.
The local cases are part of a rash of rabies throughout Westchester County this summer. Health officials issued a rabies alert in July after the 25th case was discovered.