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Crime Hamden police: 84-year-old woman attacked by raccoon

21:05  08 october  2019
21:05  08 october  2019 Source:   nhregister.com

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A raccoon attacked an 84 - year - old woman in Hamden and the raccoon remains on the loose. Police said they were called to a home on Vantage Road The Hamden Police Department and Animal Control Division advise people not to feed raccoons , to keep garbage out of the reach of raccoons

(WTNH)– An 84 - year - old woman was injured after being attacked by a raccoon in Hamden on Monday afternoon. Police say that at around 4 The victim told authorities that the raccoon attacked her and bit her hand while she was gardening. Her daughter then intervened and prevented further

HAMDEN — Police offered safety tips for residents Tuesday after an 84-year-old woman was bitten by a raccoon on Vantage Road.

Capt. Ronald Smith said in a release that officers responded to a home on Vantage Road for a report of animal nuisance at approximately 4 p.m. Monday.

“The daughter of the 84 year-old resident contacted police and reported that her mother had been bitten by a raccoon. According to the victim, the raccoon ‘attacked’ her and bit her on the hand, while gardening,” said Smith. “Her daughter intervened and prevented further injuries.”

The woman was transported to Yale New Haven Hospital for treatment, Smith said.

He said Hamden police and animal control officers searched the area for the raccoon, but did not find it.

Smith advised residents not to feed raccoons and make sure that pet food is kept inside, as well as ensure that garbage and compost is out of their reach.

A woman was bitten by a raccoon in New Haven on Aug. 22, as well.

william.lambert@hearstmediact.com

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