Health Department Searches for Teen Who Held Rabid Raccoon

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WASHINGTON -- City health officials want to find a teenager reported to have handled a rabid raccoon on Oct. 12, according to the D.C. Department of Health.

The rabid, injured raccoon was found in the 700 block of Kennedy Street in Northwest.

A Hispanic boy with a gold-outlined front tooth was seen holding the raccoon.

Anyone with information about the teen should call the animal control hot line at 202-576-6664.

Health officials advise residents to avoid all wildlife, not handling or feeding wild animals and not unintentionally attracting them with open garbage cans, outdoor grills or litter.

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