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Massachusetts woman bitten by rabid raccoon

December 16, 2017

ANDOVER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts woman is recovering after being attacked by a rabid raccoon outside a convenience store.

Police in Andover say the 75-year-old woman was bitten on her left leg at about 10 a.m. on Thursday. She was treated and released from a local medical facility.

Police say they were able to capture the animal, which they say was extremely aggressive.

It was euthanized at a local animal hospital and tests showed it had rabies.

Police are asking residents in the area to look out for animals exhibiting odd behavior and to keep a close eye on their pets.

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