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Aerial Rabies Bait Drops Underway Across Niagara

Photo Credit: Ontario.ca

September 9, 2019

By: Marcie Culbert

Helicopters will be flying over Niagara this week, tossing live rabies baits to the ground below.

According to the Ministry of Natural Resources of Forestry, the khaki-green coloured packets contain a rabies vaccine for raccoons, skunks and foxes.

They're made of a wax-fat with an attractant vanilla-sugar flavour. The liquid vaccine is embedded inside.

There's a label on the outside with a toll-free telephone number (1-888-574-6656.) It also instructs people not to eat the packet.

The baits are not harmful to pets or humans; but if you come across one, you should leave it alone.