Hey all, my household is going crazy over rabies today and I needed to share this and get opinions.Okay Here's the story, this morning right before I went to school my mother informed me that a dead raccoon was in our backyard and that she needed me to go pick it up and dispose of it. Well I went outside and found it and using a rake and one of those butler type things you use to pick up leaves was able to pick it up and get it to the side of the house. By this point it was time to go to school so I left it there. Animal Control came out a short while later and took it back with them, they than informed my mother that the "dead" raccoon was apparently alive, according to them when their personnel took it the thing apparently moved. I don't see how this is possible because when I had to deal with it I was pushing it around a lot trying to get it in a garbage bag but that's what they said. At any rate the major concern is that according to Animal Control they think it might have rabies. My dog (A golden retriever) is now quarintined to the house because he may have contracted the disease by sniffing around the "dead" animal. I'm concerned about my dog as well as myself now too because there are a number of ways I could have contracted the disease. I took great care to do the deed and washed my hands when I got done but somehow I just don't feel safe and I'm really scared that I may have contracted it as well as my dog. The animal control people said that the earliest they would know the results of their test is Friday but that it could take 2 weeks . 2 weeks is to much suspense for me and I don't like having my dog quarintined for 2 weeks. I'm scared, does anyone here have experience with this? can someone put me at ease?