Wildlife officials say three rabid deer have been found in the region in recent weeks, and one of those was in Cayuga County.
The Cornell Wildlife Health Lab told The Auburn Citizen that a white-tailed deer in Cayuga County with no apparent injuries was seen “thrashing around and unable to get to its feet.”
That deer was euthanized and it was tested. The test came back positive for rabies.
A white-tailed buck that appeared thin and was approachable by humans was euthanized in Cortland County, as well.
Rabies can be transmitted from animals to people. Hunters are encouraged to use proper PPE while handling all deer as a precaution.
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