I see animals like raccoons and foxes during the day. Does this mean they are rabid?

With increasing development in our City, wildlife is more visible than ever before. In almost every neighborhood, Chesapeake residents will commonly see raccoons, opossums, muskrats, nutria, groundhogs, foxes, and many types of birds. These animals seem to have lost their fear of humans and have readily adapted to living in close proximity to humans. In addition, species that we often think of as nocturnal are now frequently seen during the day.

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1. I see animals like raccoons and foxes during the day. Does this mean they are rabid?
2. I am not comfortable seeing wildlife around my home. Can these animals just be removed?
3. I am afraid my family or pets might be attacked by wildlife. What should I do?
4. What if a wild animal is causing damage to my property?
5. What does CASU do about wildlife?
6. What about birds?