That is very true...it's just hard to shake these fears of super-deadly, almost invisible illnesses (the ones I keep coming back to are N. Fowleri, botulism, and now this). I'll try to move on and not think about it, but it's still in the back of my mind...
Fall, I KNOW EXACTLY what you are worried about. I just got over a rabies fear/scare and it is a terrible virus... but you must look at the facts... you did not notice any bite marks... CLUE #1! The CDC considers a bite or scratch that involves no blood drawn as a non-exposure and does not recommend a post-exposure treatment.
Clue #2... only 3 people died last year of Rabies... in statistics form that is .000000001% chance you are going to die from this
Clue #3... Not all animals have rabies, in fact most do not.
I know what you are worried about, when symptoms show it is too late... YOU CANNOT THINK THIS! Anxiety and the Rabies both effect you Neurologically... anxiety will manifest itself into rabies symptoms if you let it... Don't
You are fine, and I am fine...
Just live life like there is no tomorrow... because we are NEVER guaranteed a tomorrow Fall, you are however guaranteed a TODAY... NOW GO AND LIVE TODAY!!
Peace out - Flip