Woman suffers severe injuries after terrifying raccoon attack

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A woman from Belmar suffered severe injuries to her hand and wrist following a terrifying raccoon attack.

The Monmouth County SPCA sent out a photo of the animal after it was captured Thursday night.

The animal attacked Audrey DiPasquale, 83, Wednesday morning, causing severe injuries to her hand and wrist.

A neighbor grabbed a shovel and hit the raccoon until it ran off.

Audrey was given a first round of rabies shots at the hospital. 

The SPCA says it's possible the raccoon was rabid or protecting babies. 

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