Raccoon picks fight with dog, tests positive for rabies

A raccoon that picked a fight with a dog became Lincoln County’s first rabies case of 2016.

The raccoon fought the dog on Sunday in the 7600 block of Old Plank Road in the eastern end of the county, according to Lincoln County Animal Services. The N.C. Laboratory of Public Health confirmed the raccoon had rabies.

The county had four rabies cases last year.

Joe Marusak: 704-358-5067, @jmarusak