- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 19, 2015

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - State environmental officials say a skunk that attacked a person in South Kingstown last week has tested positive for rabies.

The animal was euthanized and tested at the State Health Laboratory.

The state Department of Environmental Management and the Department of Health say the skunk was in the vicinity of Roy Carpenter’s Beach when it attacked a person Saturday.

They say people exposed to the skunk were evaluated and are undergoing treatment.

They’re concerned that other people or pets may have encountered the skunk and not come forward.

People who may have had contact with the skunk or any wild animal near the private beach are urged to contact the health department.

People whose pets may have had contact are asked to call South Kingstown Animal Control.

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