Biological Hazard in Canada on April 13 2018 03:19 AM (UTC).
A raccoon shot and killed by an RCMP officer because it was acting aggressively and foaming at the mouth was tested for rabies and distemper, and the results came back negative. A concerned mother in North St. Eleanors, P.E.I., had called police, saying the animal was pacing back and forth in front of their door, and wouldn't go away. She said it was growling and foaming at the mouth. There was a certain amount of white substance around the mouth and he was acting very strangely. East Prince RCMP Cpl. Mike Lutley said when he and another officer arrived, the raccoon started coming toward them in a threatening manner. "He was foaming from the mouth. There was a certain amount of white substance around the mouth and he was acting very strangely," he said. "He was actually coming toward us and he was making some odd growling sounds. As a result, I euthanized the raccoon by shooting him." The carcass was sent to the Atlantic Veterinary College to test for rabies and distemper. In an email to CBC News Thursday afternoon, Megan Jones, an assistant professor in the Department of Pathology, confirmed the results came back negative.