I was wondering how long the rabies virus can survive once an animal has died? I found a raccoon skull that was mostly clean (save for some flesh + very small amounts of rotting tissue inside the skull). I macerated it and now it's in peroxide. It must've died over winter and re-thawed in the spring. (It's ironic this is my new hobby since I worry so much about getting sick!) The raccoon having rabies when it was alive is WAY out there I know, but hypothetically what are the chances of the virus still being present?