Following a rabid raccoon attack, the Florida Department of Health in Palm Beach County is advising residents to be careful around wild animals.
The raccoon in question scratched and bit a worker in the community of Breakers West last week. The attack was reported to the county. A local trapper caught the animal, which then tested positive for rabies.
The victim of the raccoon attack started a five-shot course of rabies vaccines.
This is the fourth confirmed rabid animal case in Palm Beach County this year.