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Lesson learned: don’t grab a raccoon

WILDLIFE ENCOUNTERS -- Raccoons are cute to watch, but they also are extremely quick and viscious when confronted.

I've heard of pit bulls that have bled to death after being lacerated by a coon's sharp teeth.

In this story and video, a Portland woman tells how she grabbed a raccoon that was attacking her dog -- and paid a big price for it.

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Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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