Is a wild Boulder animal that is active during the daytime rabid?

Probably not, if that's its only symptom then definitely not. However if the Colorado animal is wandering around seemingly in a daze and doing things that are definitely not normal then it is best avoided and you should call animal control who will come and sort them all out quickly. If you call animal control and just tell them you have a raccoon wandering around your backyard they will tell you to sort it out yourself but you mentioned the word rabies and strange behavior they will be there as fast as they can get there. Just because an animal comes out during daytime doesn't mean it's rabid, it could just had a bad night and still be very hungry.

I remember years ago when me and a friend were out having a picnic when she suddenly pointed over my shoulder and whispered that there was a Colorado fox there, I turned around and sure enough there was a rather large male fox about 10 feet behind me, my friend then whispered that he could be rabid because it approached two humans in broad daylight but I thought differently because I could see his ribs which meant he was very hungry and his nose was going 1,000,000 miles an hour smelling the fried chicken we were eating. I tore a wing apart and threw a piece of it to land beside him, he jumped in surprise but soon realized what I had done. He swallowed the wing in record time but obviously wanted more so we threw him the bones from the chicken we'd already eaten. He ate about half of them but then started running off into the scrub for a minute or so before returning for another bone, we concluded he was probably stashing them for later.

The most obvious way to tell a Boulder skunk has rabies is that it will go around spraying anything and everything that it thinks is threatening it, it doesn't need any provocation at all to spray something when it is rabid. Most animals who get rabies also get a complete change of personality, they become aggressive and highly agitated to start with and then when the disease is in its final stages all they want to do is to bite things, this is how the rabies virus transfers to a new host, through the saliva delivered to the victim during the bite. The rabies virus can only live in saliva, once the saliva dries out the virus is dead. It can also only get into your bloodstream through a cut or scratch because it cannot penetrate the skin.

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