KENSINGTON/WINDSOR TERRACE – Beware! There are reports of a raccoon inside the Fort Hamilton F/G subway station. Have you spotted it?
The poster outside the station reads: “Sick raccoon in station – BEWARE.”
A neighbor tells us he saw it inside the tunnel near the stairs yesterday: “It was in the long tunnel that starts at Reeve and Prospect Avenue.”
Not even a raccoon can stop the commutes of Brooklynites. The neighbor tells us people were walking around the animal. “I had to use another entrance because my kids were with me and I had to run to the train so couldn’t take a picture of the raccoon in time,” he said.
It seems like the raccoon has been in the station since last night. The MTA tells us they’re monitoring the situation, despite not seeing the raccoon.
“A station agent received a customer report of a raccoon in the station yesterday and contacted Animal Care Centers of NYC (ACC) immediately who responded and found no animal in the station.”
This is also not the first time a raccoon has been spotted in broad daylight. Just a few weeks ago, a neighbor posted on Kensington Facebook group, that a “Sick raccoon has been spotted and is hanging out on Ocean Parkway between 245-235 block. Please keep an eye out and watch your dogs when walking them on this block.”
Nor was it the first time a raccoon has gone down the stairs into the subway (it happened in Toronto). It seems ours didn’t hitch a ride on the train, or surely social media would be all over it.
— Global News Toronto (@globalnewsto) February 2, 2016
These days, animals may be the only New Yorkers that love the MTA. Forget the pizza rat, remember the two goats that were spotted in Sunset Park along the N train tracks?
Two very baaaaad boys. pic.twitter.com/3fcb9QCxGh
— NYCT Subway (@NYCTSubway) August 20, 2018
Or the kittens that seem to like the Q tracks a few weeks ago? Oh and let us know if you spot the raccoon today!