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Beware of raccoons: UT reports 3 students bitten

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The raccoons about town might look cute, but The University of Texas at Austin Office of Campus Security said three students have been bitten by the trash pandas.


The office warned students to beware of raccoons on Wednesday after three students were bitten and received rabies shots.

The notice cautioned students against:

  • Approaching the raccoons, which may feel threatened, especially if it has babies
  • Feeding the raccoons, as they “may be getting bolder” if people are feeding them.
  • Petting or harassing any animals on campus

UT said it believes the raccoons are sheltering near McCombs School of Business. In the event you are bitten by a raccoon, the Safety Office advises to immediately seek medical attention.

Severe or life-threatening injuries should be reported to 911. For campus wildlife concerns, call Animal Make Safe at (512) 471-2671.

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