LINCROFT - Park rangers in a Monmouth County town are searching for an aggressive and possibly rabid raccoon following two reported incidents in a local park.

One person was bitten on the ankle in Thompson Park in Lincroft over the holiday weekend, and a second person walking on a trail was scratched.

Visitors are being warned to be vigilant, exercise caution, and keep children and pets close by.

Park visitors who spot a raccoon are being asked to call Middletown police.