A skunk in Gray County has tested positive for rabies.

The Texas Department of State Health Services reported that a woman who was watching a friend’s animals found a skunk carcass in an enclosed.

After calling animal control, she used a rack to pull the dead skunk out of the pen and later was confirmed positive.

So far in 2019, there have been 28 cases in the panhandle and is continuing to rise.

If you find a stay animal on your property call your local animal control or management and welfare office about removing it.