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Raccoon Attack Reported in Howard County

The victim was shoveling snow at the time, emergency officials said.

Raccoon (Credit: Oak Lawn Patch)
Raccoon (Credit: Oak Lawn Patch)
A woman was attacked by a raccoon in Dayton Friday morning while shoveling snow, the Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services said.

At 10:30 a.m. on Valentine's Day, a woman in the 5100 block of Green Bridge Road reported that she had been bitten by a raccoon, according to Denise Weist, spokeswoman for the department.

Weist said that the woman opted to drive herself for treatment of the bite, and Howard County Animal Control was notified of the situation.

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