POLK COUNTY, Fla. - Polk County has confirmed its sixth positive rabies case this year.
The announcement was made by the Sheriff's Office Animal Control Section.
The first case in the county was reported on Jan. 12 when a two-year old dog attacked and killed a raccoon in Lakeland. Another case involved a bat.
Authorities say bats and raccoons are considered as high risk species or "rabies vector species." Residents are urged not to approach any animal which is acting in an unusual or suspicious manner.