Oconee County Resident Bitten By Rabid Woodchuck

Incident happened near Walhalla

Ed Jenson
July 06, 2017 - 4:57 pm

The Department of Health and Environmental Control reported today, one person has been referred to their doctor after being potentially exposed to rabies by a woodchuck.

The victim said two woodchucks were observed fighting with one another before one turned on the victim, who was bitten and scratched.

This exposure occurred near the intersection of Playground Road and Highway 28 South in Walhalla.

There have been 31 confirmed cases of animal rabies statewide this year.

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