Raccoon Stand Off with Resident: Raccoon Wins

Tarrytown Police report that a raccoon wouldn't budge from someone's front steps; the resident slept elsewhere.

On Nov. 19 at 2:48 a.m. a Church Street caller reported to Tarrytown Police that there was a raccoon on her steps refusing to leave.

Officers attempted to coax the animal out of the area and had no more luck than the resident. The raccoon would not budge.

The caller said she would stay elsewhere for the night and would call Greenburgh Animal Control in the morning. 


There have been similar items in the blotters through the years. 

Patch reported: 

June 21, 2010 at 10:32 p.m. A caller on Crescent Drive reported that a raccoon was camped out on his porch and wouldn't leave. The animal apparently seemed sick or injured. Officers were also unable to get the raccoon to move from the porch. The Greenburgh Animal Control unit was unavailable. The homeowner had to call a wildlife removal expert.

More recently, there was a raccoon impasse this August in Sleepy Hollow: 

A mother-baby raccoon duo were on on the front porch blocking the entrance to a tenant's residence on Pocantico Street on August 6 at 9:11 p.m. The landlord called police to help his tenant enter their home. The raccoons, said Lieutenant Anthony Bueti, were sent safely on their way and the tenants were able to get into their home. "They kind of have a bad rap, raccoons," Bueti said, "but they did the right thing to call the police. You never do know."

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Truthhurts November 28, 2012 at 06:44 PM
Hmmm what do they do up state in the mountains? They must read this and post in the comic section of their paper
Patricia November 29, 2012 at 12:56 PM
They also marry their cousins.
SNX November 30, 2012 at 03:17 AM
Patricia seems a little sensitive about this.
Sheila M. Curtin November 30, 2012 at 09:44 PM
gangsta racoons !!!!!


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