Sunday, August 12, 2007


Woman strangles raccoon that attacked child

‘A local woman killed a raccoon with her bare hands Thursday when the animal attacked a young boy.

Officials with Cheshire animal control say the woman was walking in the woods around 11 a.m. with a group of children when the animal bit the 5-year-old son of a friend. She pulled the raccoon off the child, told the children to run home and strangled the animal, authorities said.

The carcass was taken to a state laboratory in Hartford where it tested positive for rabies.’

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