Romyn found out the hard way why badgers have a reputation for being tough! In his own yard, the 6-year-old Terrier mix was bit by a badger.
This type of incident is one of the reasons we stress the importance of the rabies vaccine. Any mammal is susceptible to the virus, which is usually transmitted through infected saliva during a bite. Wild raccoons, bats, foxes, and skunks are known to be reservoirs of the virus, but a badger could be infected as well. Romyn has been vaccinated to protect against the rabies virus, and his bite wound was sutured. Romyn is on the mend!