VALHALLA, NY – Killer Raccoons aren’t just in Florida.  A wild pack of killer raccoons attacked a woman at a NY railroad station.

A 43-year-old White Plains woman was attacked by a raccoon at the Valhalla train station, Mount Pleasant Police Chief Jack Porri said.

Porri said the woman saw the raccoons looking at her from underneath an adjacent car, and rushed to get into the station, but they were too fast and grabbed hold of her ankle.
The raccoons then dragged her into the nearby woods.  She was trying to fight them off, but they kept biting her – over and over again.

“She was afraid they were going to eat her alive,” said Porri.

Luckily, a ten-year-old boy with a baseball bat came and started swinging at the raccoons.  Several of the raccoons attacked him as well, but “he was good with that bat,” said Porri.  The boy killed 5-10 raccoons with the bat.

Both the woman and the boy were taken to the White Plains Hospital to be treated for numerous bites and rabies. They are both expected to survived.

People need to be cautious for wild raccoons and stay far away from  them.”
Several wild raccoons are still on the loose.   Governor Cuomo has ordered the National Guard to Valhalla.  “They have orders to kill any raccoon that moves,” said Porri.

Raccoon attacks used to be rare – but in the last two months, over 75 people have lost their lives to wild raccoons from Maine to Florida.   Authorities don’t know what it is happening, they are just hoping that it doesn’t escalate.

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  1. Seems the facts of this story is a bit overdramatized. "The raccoons then dragged her into the nearby woods." I've worked with raccoons and know this is impossible. A group of them could definitely herd to corner someone, but not physically "drag" anyone.
    It would behoove journalists to avoid embellishing and just stick to telling the facts.
    The growing attacks by wildlife are suspicious, but one has to wonder if people incite these actions from the animals. Sick animals are unpredictable and it's difficult for the untrained eye to determine who's healthy and who isn't. Healthy wild animals will typically avoid human contact unless cornered. Fortunately, the woman and child have been treated, but hopefully there will be follow up necropsies to determine if the raccoons were infected with rabies or distemper so that public receives the appropriate necessary precautions to protect their pets and families.

  2. Raccoon don't pack up like wolves, this story may have some truth to it but come on really!!!! Maybe she shouldnt wear that crayfish outfit outside.lol


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