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Animal control responds to wild raccoon at East Albany home

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Home surveillance video of the raccoon (center left) on an East Albany front yard Wednesday morning Home surveillance video of the raccoon (center left) on an East Albany front yard Wednesday morning
Felicha Bailey, Homeowner Felicha Bailey, Homeowner
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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Caught on camera, a wild raccoon that animal control officers say may have been rabid.  Security video from the home at 401 Nona Drive in Albany recorded it in the front yard Wednesday morning.

The homeowner said the animal was behaving strangely and arching its back when she and her family tried to scare it off.  They called animal control.

Albany police responded and shot and killed the animal. 

"I notice that the animals in this neighborhood at night time, they're real fussy," said Felicha Bailey, Homeowner.  "I mean...and normally when they're fussy there's something going on.  And just keep a watch out for animals like that because really he had a very unusual behavior."

Bailey said animal control is now testing the raccoon for rabies.  As she waits for results, she warns residents to be careful with pets that live outdoors.

 

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