Second wolf confirmed rabid in interior Alaska

A second wolf killed in interior Alaska has tested positive for rabies.

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game says both were killed near Chandalar Lake area about 185 miles north of Fairbanks.

The department says in an announcement that a trapper captured the wolf March 15.

The wolf remained alive but the trapper says it acted dull and unaware of its surroundings.

The department says the trapper fed the carcass to his dogs as they camped on the trap line.

The dogs are in quarantine in Fairbanks. They’d been given rabies vaccinations and will receive booster shots.

A trapper in April shot a wolf that was acting abnormally and later tested positive for rabies.

Since statehood rabid animals have not previously been detected in the region.


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