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Boy Recovers After Rabid Skunk Bite

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Farmers Branch, Texas- A Texas boy continues treatment after a rabid skunk bit him in the ankle.

10-year-old Cody Herron was attacked at a reptile and exotic animal convention in Farmers Branch.

The skunk was not part of the exhibit but wandered into the building and bit him.

Rabies in humans can be fatal if not treated right away.

Cody was immediately treated, but tests later found the skunk did have rabies.

"We’ve had to worry about snake bites and ant bites and just different things that are out there in the woods," said the boy’s mother, Lori Herron. "As far as what really happened. I’m still gathering facts from everyone involved."

Cody's doctor said he was the first person he met that has ever been bit by a skunk.

Cody is expected to be just fine after getting six shots.

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