Rabies Research

Biologists will be live trapping and sampling raccoons, skunks and opossums in the Greater Burlington area during summer and fall of 2018 to monitor the success of oral rabies vaccines used to limit the spread of rabies in wildlife. Biological samples will be collected from each animal captured and then they are released. Some animals will also be radio collared and tracked using telemetry to better understand urban wildlife ecology. Your participation in this program is critical to its success. Residents living within the study area will receive additional information and a live trapping permission slip through the mail. If you would like to assist in this important research project, please sign the permission form and return it in the self- addressed stamped envelope. Thanks!

Questions? 1-802-223-8697 VT, Wildlife Services