The Huron County Health Unit is advising against interacting with wild animals, because of the possibility of contracting rabies.
Public health officials say there has been a increase in incidents involving people being bitten while petting or cuddling wild animals in our area.
The Health Unit stresses that rabies is a viral disease that is fatal to humans.
The virus is passed on to humans and pets, through the saliva of an infected feral animal.
It's recommended that you never feed a wild animal, and always avoid one that appears to be injured.
Under Ontario law, you must have your dog or cat immunized against rabies if they're more than three months old.