... and bit a woman on the foot. No joke. The incident happened at the Jimmy Buffett-inspired Cheeseburger in Paradise, a restaurant near the Patuxent River Naval Air Station in southern Maryland, according to this report. The skunk was captured and shot in the restaurant's parking lot following the attack and later it was determined the skunk was rabid.
Southern Maryland News Net reports that the skunk was the sixth animal from St. Mary's County to have been confirmed as rabid in 2012:
Three raccoons and two other skunks involved in contact with owned animals have been confirmed as rabid since January 1. Fourteen animals from St. Mary’s County were confirmed to have rabies in 2011 including two raccoons, five skunks, four foxes and three cats.
No word on the condition of the woman who was bitten but I forsee lots of needles in her future -- maybe a lawsuit against the restaurant.