Princeton New Jersey was placed on excessive alert this week after a rabid raccoon bit two individuals, together with a Princeton College scholar, authorities stated.
The primary “unprovoked” assault occurred close to the Dillon Health club on Princeton’s campus round 8:45 p.m. Monday, authorities stated.
The well being division stated the “chirping” raccoon ambushed an unsuspecting feminine Princeton College Tiger.
A video clip from the “Class of ’24” sufferer, which was later posted to the @barstoolprinceton Instagram account, reveals the twisted trash bandit working beneath a fence earlier than leaping on the girl’s leg and chomping it.
The rabid raccoon then makes its getaway into the evening.
The scholar was handled for doable publicity to rabies after the incident, officers stated.
However the raccoon wasn’t achieved and ambushed a second particular person lower than 12 hours later, authorities stated.
The raccoon pounced on the sufferer, who recorded the assault.
This time, the assault occurred on Hibben Highway, close to the College round 6 a.m. Tuesday, the place a resident discovered the twisted critter on their doormat
Police had been additionally notified a couple of third encounter with the animal, officers stated, in accordance with nj.com.
Nevertheless, the trash panda has not been seen or heard from since, main city animal management and cops to consider the raccoon met its demise.
“Until we get a name in the present day, we’re going to assume the raccoon had succumbed to the virus, often raccoons die from rabies inside one to 3 days from onset of signs,” Jim Ferry, Princeton’s animal management officer informed the New York Submit on Friday.
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This text by Dean Balsamini was first revealed by The New York Submit on 9 December 2023. Lead Picture: The Monday evening ambush on the Princeton College scholar was an unprovoked assault, authorities stated. Instagram @barstoolprinceton.