FAIRFIELD, Conn. - The Fairfield police department shot a skunk at a home on Sunnieholme Road last week after it bit a woman as she was doing yard work. It was tested by the state and found to be rabid.
According to the report, a woman had been working in her yard on Saturday, Aug. 10 when a skunk came out of the bushes and bit her. Animal Control responded and caught the skunk in a chicken coop on the property, a police officer was then called to shoot the animal.
The skunk was sent to the Connecticut Department of Public Health to be tested for rabies, which came back on Aug. 12 positive for rabies.
The woman is currently being given a series of four shots for rabies and the town Health Department was notified.