Rabid donkey found in North Carolina. Insert political joke below.
A donkey in northern Durham County, N.C., tested positive for rabies, Durham County Animal Control reported Monday.
Officials don't know how the donkey was exposed to the virus. They think it probably was infected by a rabid wild animal that passed through the donkey’s pasture.
This is not the first case of rabies in Durham County, but this is the first known case of rabies in a donkey in Durham County. The donkey marks the second case of rabies in Durham County in 2010.