The weird 911 reports from Capitol Hill keep coming. This one involves a frighteningly large masked bandit reported to have bitten a Capitol Hill woman Thursday night.
According to Seattle Fire, Station 25’s Ladder 10 was dispatched to the 700 block of Bolyston Ave E Thursday around 10:30 PM after a woman reported she had been bit by a giant raccoon.
Worse, the woman reported that the approximately 15-pound animal was still outside at the scene. Police were called to assist.
Seattle Fire couldn’t provide information about the extent of the woman’s injuries and SPD’s records for what transpired next are light on details — it’s likely the big raccoon left before police arrived and got away with the crime.
It wouldn’t be the first. A woman reported being bit on the hand by one of the Hill’s plentiful raccoons just before Halloween last year. This attack made news in 2009. Mostly, though, you don’t have anything to fear. Like most of your neighbors, raccoons are extremely intelligent, highly adaptive, and streetwise creatures just looking for something to eat and a place to hang out on Capitol Hill.