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Raccoons Causing Commuter Commotion Along Metro North Line

Riders Say 'Masked Bandits' Strut Around Like They Own The Place
Raccoons have been causing commotion among commuters at the Metro North station in Marble Hill. (Credit: Thinkstock)

Raccoons have been causing commotion among commuters at the Metro North station in Marble Hill. (Credit: Thinkstock)

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NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) — Commuters waiting for the train have always had plenty to worry about and now they can add raccoons to their list of concerns.

The masked, furry-bandits have been showing up at Metro North stations including the one in Marble Hill, TV 10/55 reported.

“They come out at night. They fight with the cats. You hear them. It’s nasty,” Orlando said.

Riders told 1010 WINS reporter Steve Sandberg that the raccoons are walking around like they own the place.

“They travel along the Metro North line over there, they come out over there and they walk around the neighborhood like they live here,” Samuel said.

The animals apparently pop up at dusk, go through trash, and give riders a scare.

Riders have become so familiar with one of the raccoons that he now has a name; Ted.

Metro North officials said that they hadn’t heard about Ted but will set traps if necessary.

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