CHESHIRE, Conn. - A woman killed a raccoon with her bare hands Thursday when the animal attacked a young boy. Officials with Cheshire animal control say the woman was walking in the woods around 11 a.m. with a group of children when the animal bit the 5-year-old son of a friend.
She pulled the raccoon off the child, told the children to run home and strangled the animal, authorities said.
The carcass was taken to a state laboratory in Hartford where it tested positive for rabies.
The woman and the boy are undergoing rabies treatment. Their names have not been released.
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