Aggressive Raccoon Attacks New Jersey Residents


A WRECK AND BELIEVED TO BE RABBIT WENT ON THE ATTACK FOUR TIMES TODAY, EVEN BITING PEOPLE AT A NEW JERSEY TOWN. THAT RECKON WAS SO AGGRESSIVE, POLICE HAD TO USE THE TASER AND SHOOT THE ANIMAL. SHE SAID POLICE OFFICERS ALL OVER THE PLACE, I TOLD HER TO STAY INSIDE. Reporter: HIS FAMILY HUNKERED DOWN INSIDE THURSDAY AFTERNOON AS A 2 HOUR POLICE CHASE OF A DANGEROUS RACCOON ENDED IN HIS BACKYARD NEAR A PARK. TASERS DID NOT WORK, WHEN THE ANIMAL LUNCH AT AN OFFICER. THE OFFICER FIRED THREE ROUNDS FROM HIS HANDGUN. THIS IS A PUBLIC SAFETY CONCERN. IT IS SCARY THIS IS HAPPENING RIGHT IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD. Reporter: IT STARTED AT 1:30 ON THIS FRONT YARD ON PALMER AVENUE, THERE ARE BLOODSTAINS WHERE AN 82-YEAR-OLD MAN SITTING OUTSIDE WAS BIT ON THE ARM, FINGERS AND LEGS. THEN CHASED A GROUP OF CHILDREN WITH AN ADULT AND BID ITS NEXT VICTIM, A 72-YEAR-OLD MAN BUT DID NOT WANT TO SHOW HIS FACE. IT IS SCARY, BITING PEOPLE. Reporter: THE VICTIM WAS COMPLETELY CAUGHT OFF GUARD, IN THIS AREA DOING YARD WORK WHEN ALL OF A SUDDEN, HE FELT A SHARP PAIN IN HIS BACK. I REACHED BACK THERE WAS FUR, I WAS STRONG ENOUGH TO GET UNDER IT AND FLIP IT AND WENT BACK AND IT STARTED COMING BACK AT ME. THAT IS WHEN I THREW A BUCKET AT HIM. Reporter: ALL FOUR INCIDENTS UNPROVOKED. THE ANIMAL CAPTURED AND EUTHANIZED. BERGEN COUNTY AWAITS RABIES TEST RESULTS, THIS VICTIM — I HAD TO PROTECT THE KIDS. WE ARE OUT HERE, IT IS DEFINITELY A CONCERN OF OURS. THAT IS I MEAN RACCOON. IT IS SCARY TO THINK THESE LITTLE ANIMALS CAN CAUSE SUCH PROBLEMS. Reporter: POLICE SAY IF YOU SEE ANIMAL ACTING UNUSUAL, AVOID EYE CONTACT AND CALL POLICE. ELISE ROZNER WITH CBS2 NEWS. TODAY’S ATTACKS, A WEEK

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  • About 30 mins ago, a raccoon tried to become a raccoon roommate in my rurally located fixer upper as it was ripping away at the roof. Not enough afraid to venture into residential living as the thing evolved and was looking for an upgrade from living in the wild. Those have hand like paws. Might as well call that bloodthirsty creature a ruthless non rent paying wannabe tenant with sharp talons fearless. Please CBS New York, do something!! Please let the raccoons know that people don't want the rabies!! Why, my leg would probably turn green and rot off, while i sit in this rural place frothing at the mouth, converting into a raccoon as if being jeff goldblume in a raccoon version of the fly raccoon. No!!! Please, you must do something!! I want to live! Don't you understand? I want to live!!!

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