Annual rabies bait drop begins this weekend

Annual bait drop kicks off this weekend
Annual bait drop kicks off this weekend(WCAX)
Published: Jul. 31, 2020 at 4:28 AM EDT|Updated: Jul. 31, 2020 at 11:32 AM EDT
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BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - The annual bait drop effort to stop the spread of rabies among wild animals in Vermont begins this Saturday.

United States Department of Agriculture officials say they only identified five cases of rabies in their bait drop area last year, which is down from years past.

The USDA plans to drop 336,000 baits and they’ll use helicopters in more suburban areas.

“We feel that we can reach these suburban areas and more accurately place baits where our target species can come across them,” said the USDA’s Owen Montgomery.

While they are not poisonous, if you see a bait pack, do not touch it.

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