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.

You must be logged in to post comments. Please log in here or click the comment box below for options.

comments powered by Disqus
Rich Landers

Rich Landers’ Outdoors blog

Rich Landers writes and photographs stories for a wide range of outdoors coverage, including a Sunday feature section and a Thursday column. He also writes the Outdoors Blog.

Follow online:

Recent posts





Contact the Spokesman

Main switchboard:
(509) 459-5000
(800) 338-8801
(509) 459-5400
(800) 789-0029
Customer service:
(800) 338-8801