Citizens in Cape Cod, Massachusetts need not be alarmed if they notice low-flying helicopters over the next month or so.
According to the reports, the Cape Cod and South East Massachusetts Rabies Task Force will be choosing the airway to provide oral rabies vaccine baits for raccoons as well as other wildlife over the parts of Barnstable and Plymouth counties.
The program was initiated to prevent rabies from re-emerging in raccoons and other wildlife and using helicopters will allow the wildlife services of the state to provide and access baits into the areas that are not accessible by the vehicles.
Over 68,000 oral rabies vaccines are set to be distributed and the program could continue through June through baits that have a strong fish smell that attracts raccoons to be consumed. Baits not consumed will dissolve over one week.