Do chipmunks carry rabies?

Answer Any mammal has the potential to carry rabies, but it is very rare in rodents ie/chipmunks, squirrels, and evidence suggests that wild rodents do not carry the disease to humans.

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Can mice carry rabies?

All mammals can contract rabies. Mice, along with other small mammals such as rats, rabbits, squirrels and chipmunks, rarely get the disease. Foxes, skunks, raccoons and bats are the most common ca... Read More »

Can lizards carry rabies?

Rabies only affects mammalian species of animals. Those species most often afflicted with rabies are carnivorous mammals such as dogs, cats and bats. Reptiles, including lizards, do not get rabies.... Read More »

Can an opossum carry rabies?

Opossums rarely contract rabies due to their low body temperature. However, because they are mammals, it is possible for them to both carry the virus and pass on rabies to humans through the saliva... Read More »

Can squirrels carry rabies?

Squirrels are capable of carrying rabies, but this is a highly unusual occurrence. One theory is that squirrels tend to die from the trauma of getting bitten by a rabid animal, meaning they don't t... Read More »