BATH — Authorities say a woodchuck killed by a dog in Bath last weekend has tested positive for rabies.

Police say it’s the first confirmed case of rabies in the city this year.

Police tell The Times Record the animal control officer responded to a High Street address on Saturday after getting a report from a homeowner who said his dog had killed the woodchuck that entered his yard.

The resident said the woodchuck did not act strangely, but thought it unusual for the dog to kill an animal.

The Maine Health and Environmental Testing Lab confirmed that the woodchuck had rabies.

The dog was up to date with its rabies shots.

Police are urging residents to be careful of wildlife acting sick.