Taraka Larson told CBS 2’s Vanessa Murdock on Thursday that she just wanted to enjoy a quiet evening in nature.
She said she was walking Tuesday night in the park somewhere between 59th Street and the pond when she spotted two small, scrawny raccoons.
She snapped a photo and then noticed something seemed a little off with the creatures.
“It just seemed like they didn’t have a center of gravity. Their movements were very bizarre,” Larson said.
“They both started coming over to me,” Larson said.
Larson asked for first aid at the plaza to tend the scratches and bite marks still visible near her ankle.
“You don’t need Band-Aids or Neosporin. You might have rabies. You need an EMT,’ she recalled being told.
Raccoons can be vicious and rabies is a concern, considering their behavior. More on this story here.
Raging raccoons in Germany from last year.
A woman was attacked also last year in Washington state. Just around this time of year.
Steer clear of wild animals. It’s NEVER a good idea to think they are just being friendly.