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84-year-old woman attacked by raccoon while gardening

Posted: 3:23 PM, Oct 08, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-08 16:23:56-04
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HAMDEN, CT (WFSB) — An 84-year-old woman was rushed to the hospital on Monday after being attacked by a raccoon.

The attack happened around 4 p.m. on Vantage Road in Hamden.

The raccoon bit the woman on the hand while she was gardening.

She was taken to Yale-New Haven Hospital for treatment.

Police and animal control officials searched the area but were unable to find the raccoon.

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