Watch your head, vanilla scented lard will be falling from the sky this August in Toronto’s west end as baited vaccines are dropped from helicopters.
Beverly Stevenson, a science transfer specialist with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, says the baits are a preventative measure to combat rabies. According to MSN.
“The closest reported case of rabies is in Burlington, which is almost 60 kilometres away,” she says.
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry drop the tasty vaccine in a 50km radius of any reported case of rabies. The vaccine targets raccoons, skunks and foxes.
Crews dropping the medicated snacks by hand started this week and runs until September and they’ll begin falling from helicopters in August. Over the course of the baiting period 250,000 to 275,000 of them will be dropped.