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5 Baby Raccoons Mysteriously Left on Doorstep With Toys, Milk in New York

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    In this Friday, May 23, 2014 photo provided by the Westchester County Department of Health are three young raccoons that were left at the doorstep of the department's office in New Rochelle, N.Y. The health department is asking the person who left the animals to come forward and be tested for rabies, which the raccoons can carry.

    Five well-fed baby raccoons were mysteriously left on the doorstep of a county health department in New York Friday.
    The month-old raccoons were delivered to the Westchester County Health Department's office in Mount Kisco in a cage with bottles of milk, blankets and toys. They appeared to have been well cared for and nurtured.
    But while they are cute, they also raise concerns because raccoons are among the most common carriers of rabies.
    The disease is fatal if not quickly treated. The health department says whoever left the raccoons should call to be assessed for the possibility of rabies.

    Meanwhile, the babies have been placed with a wildlife rehabilitator.