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Dog Drags Girl By Backpack in Mianus Park

A fox in a courtyard, raccoons in homes and businesses and a hungry dog drags a little girl around a park.

Dog Drags Girl By Backpack in Mianus Park


A yellow Labrador off leash in the often problematic Mianus River Park reportedly began dragging a young elementary school girl around by her backpack, Hollywood said.

The dog allegedly ran up to the girl and began sniffing at a snack inside the girls bag, Hollywood said, then grabbed the bag and began dragging the girl around trying to get the food.

The owner of the dog eventually freed the girl from the dog, but Hollywood said it was reported that person was trying to reign in multiple dogs that were off leash at the time.


A local fox has been looking to get a better-looking hair do.

Hollywood said representatives from Conair Headquarters on Cummings Point Rd. have been reporting a fox scampering about in the courtyard recently.

Hollywood said as long as it's healthy, the shelter can't trap it. Conair said they would inform employees not to encourage or feed h animal.


The cold and extreme weather of the past week was causing a bit of a stir in the wildlife community, Stamford Animal Care & Control Shelter Director Laurie Hollywood said.

A raccoon was found trying to cozy up in a Bead St. apartment's mud room and Target called asking for help catching a sick raccoon hanging around stuck in their garage.

The Bead St. raccoon was located out on a porch after the outside access door to the mud room was left opened. The Target intruder appeared to have escaped from between the two walls he was hiding and scampered off on his own.

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