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​Can I get rabies from a raccoon, squirrel, coyote or skunk?

Bats are the only known wild carrier of rabies in B.C. Like cats and dogs, raccoons, squirrels, coyotes and skunks are capable of contracting the rabies virus, but are not considered carriers in B.C.

In other provinces like Ontario, raccoons, coyotes, skunks and foxes are wild carriers of rabies. Learn more about rabies transmission between people, pets, and animals.

Wild fox near water behind long grass looking curious
Photo credit: Jeremy Leete