Animal control responds to wild raccoon at East Albany home - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Animal control responds to wild raccoon at East Albany home

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
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.

 

Copyright 2014 WALB.  All rights reserved.   

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Woman killed in fall from billboard

    Woman killed in fall from billboard

    Monday, May 22 2017 7:22 PM EDT2017-05-22 23:22:17 GMT
    It happened near Loch Laurel Road (Source: Google Maps)It happened near Loch Laurel Road (Source: Google Maps)

    Preliminary investigations revealed the female victim fell from a billboard while conducting routine maintenance, and suffered fatal injury, according to Lowndes County Coroner Austin J. Fiveash.

    More >>

    Preliminary investigations revealed the female victim fell from a billboard while conducting routine maintenance, and suffered fatal injury, according to Lowndes County Coroner Austin J. Fiveash.

    More >>
  • Lowndes Co. Officials warn community after rabies attack

    Lowndes Co. Officials warn community after rabies attack

    Monday, May 22 2017 7:06 PM EDT2017-05-22 23:06:43 GMT
    (Source: WALB)(Source: WALB)

    Health officials are urging you to be careful around wildlife and stray animals, after a South Georgia family was attacked by a fox with rabies. This happened last Thursday on Cotton Avenue in Lake Park. A man and his dog were attacked by the fox when they went outside their house. Lowndes County animal service employees said the fox's test came back positive for Rabies. "Once someone really becomes infected with the rabies virus and it develops into the disease.

    More >>

    Health officials are urging you to be careful around wildlife and stray animals, after a South Georgia family was attacked by a fox with rabies. This happened last Thursday on Cotton Avenue in Lake Park. A man and his dog were attacked by the fox when they went outside their house. Lowndes County animal service employees said the fox's test came back positive for Rabies. "Once someone really becomes infected with the rabies virus and it develops into the disease.

    More >>
  • Valdosta Police Chief speaks out about sentence handed down for cop shooter

    Sentence handed down for Valdosta cop shooter

    Monday, May 22 2017 7:02 PM EDT2017-05-22 23:02:29 GMT
    Beck hears his sentence (Source: WALB)Beck hears his sentence (Source: WALB)

    The man convicted of ambushing a Valdosta Police officer in 2016 was sentenced Monday morning to 10 years, for attempted murder.

    More >>

    The man convicted of ambushing a Valdosta Police officer in 2016 was sentenced Monday morning to 10 years, for attempted murder.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly