I've been trying to catch a racoon, and the critter was sneaky enough to grab some dead fruit from a cage trap I set up. I cleaned off the cage and through the fruit away. As I was getting more fruit, it occurred to me that this thing could have rabies. I washed my hands, cut up an apple and drizzled it with maple syrup, and set it in the cage.
But I'm not entirely sure how infectious rabies is. I read that rabies doesn't last long outside the body and is considered harmless if the saliva is dry.
Is this event a risk for rabies? Or am I over thinking it?