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Police Remove Raccoon From Ossining Home

Ossining Police Officer Hirshowitz with the rescued raccoon.
Ossining Police Officer Hirshowitz with the rescued raccoon. Photo Credit: Ossining Police Department

OSSINING, N.Y. - Police in Ossining caught and released a unique suspect over the weekend, helping a local family swiftly and safely remove a baby raccoon that had taken up shop in their residence.

On Sunday, police received a call from a resident reporting that the raccoon had taken up residence in her home, prompting the department to send a pair of officers to offer an assist to the distressed homeowner.

Working quickly, the officers were able to isolate the raccoon and safely removed it from the home. The critter was released back into nature in the backyard and hasn’t been heard from since.

“Now this thing was cute and potentially cuddly, but we’ve seen the videos and know all too well that cute, but wild, animals can turn on you in a heartbeat,” the department mused on its Facebook page. “Officer Colon decided that this was an excellent opportunity to help develop her less experienced partner and allowed Officer Hirshowitz to test her mettle.”

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