- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 8, 2015

WATERTOWN, S.D. (AP) - A Watertown family’s pet raccoon was euthanized after it scratched and bit a police officer’s arm.

The officer was treated at a local hospital. The raccoon is being tested for rabies at South Dakota State University.

The Argus Leader reports (https://argusne.ws/1HgKIci ) that the incident happened Tuesday after police received a complaint about a resident with a pet raccoon.

It wasn’t immediately clear what caused the animal to bite the officer.


Information from: Argus Leader, https://www.argusleader.com

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