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Woman covered with bites, scratches in bizarre mauling by raccoons
http://www.kirotv.com/news/news/local/woman-covered-bites-scratches-bizarre-mauling-racc/nPqXk/ ^ | 11:04 a.m. Tuesday, July 10, 2012 | kirotv.com

Posted on 07/10/2012 4:31:58 PM PDT by FreeManWhoCan

A jogger suffered numerous scratches and wounds after she was attacked by a family of raccoons in Lakewood that may have been startled by her dog.

An animal control officer was called to a home near Fort Steilacoom Park at 1:30 p.m. Monday where medics were treating the woman for about 28 marks on her body that were a combination of scratches and about six bite wounds.

The woman, Michaela Lee, said she had been jogging near the edge of the park with her dog when it got away from her and may have gone after a family of raccoons.

Suddenly and without warning, the raccoons came after her, Lee told KIRO 7 Eyewitness News reporter Kevin McCarty.

"Three other raccoons charged me. They came out of the grass and they were just biting and scratching my legs," Lee said.

As she tried to escape, the raccoons kept coming -- knocking her down in the front yard of her home near 98th and Farwest.

"They stayed with me, and they were clawing the back of my legs, and they tripped me and I fell down. And they were just on me," Lee said.

Lee says her dog, Matty, quickly came to her rescue.

"Just teeth bared, growling and came at the raccoons and gave me time. I picked one of the raccoons up and instinctively flung it and she gave me time to get up and defend myself."

Lee was transported to the hospital for her injuries.

An animal control officer said he believed the attack stemmed from the mother raccoon trying to protect its young.

The dog was not hurt.

Lee says despite the attack, she won't stop running in the park. But she'll...

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1 posted on 07/10/2012 4:32:04 PM PDT by FreeManWhoCan
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To: FreeManWhoCan

But raccoons are our cuddly forest friends.

LOL


2 posted on 07/10/2012 4:38:15 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: FreeManWhoCan

3 posted on 07/10/2012 4:39:25 PM PDT by Dogbert41 ("...The people of Jerusalem are strong, because the Lord Almighty is their God" Zech. 12:5)
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To: Dogbert41

Coons and bath salts

The deadly mix


4 posted on 07/10/2012 4:40:57 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: FreeManWhoCan

Pretty pathetic when a full grown human being WITH A DOG gets her ass kicked by a raccoon.


5 posted on 07/10/2012 4:46:53 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: mamelukesabre

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-AX9QoFhEhI

Jerry Clower’s take.


6 posted on 07/10/2012 4:53:06 PM PDT by Mmogamer (I refudiate the lamestream media, leftists and their prevaricutions.)
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To: mamelukesabre
classic Saving Silverman


7 posted on 07/10/2012 4:55:05 PM PDT by ZinGirl
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To: Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows
She would've called 911 about the mauling but was afraid of protests for reporting an attack by "%#*ing raccoons!".


8 posted on 07/10/2012 4:57:34 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Fools.Damn fools.Welcome to the USSA. Socialism is slavery to the State and the Supreme Court did it)
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To: FreeManWhoCan

Better her dog stirred up a racoon nest than a hornet nest. You can fight the raccoons, all you can do with the hornets is run for your life.


9 posted on 07/10/2012 5:03:06 PM PDT by HerrBlucher ("The cross opens its arms to the four winds; it is a signpost for free travelers." GK Chesterton)
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To: ZinGirl
I have no idea what you're talking about so here's a picture of a wolverine with a yooper on his butt.

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10 posted on 07/10/2012 5:12:47 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek
They don't last long around here...


11 posted on 07/10/2012 5:17:09 PM PDT by SolidRedState (I used to think bizarro world was a fiction.)
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To: mamelukesabre
Pretty pathetic when a full grown human being WITH A DOG gets her ass kicked by a raccoon.

You obviously don't understand raccoons well. I have encountered some that are pretty bad-ASSED. Last summer on a 118 degree day here in south TX, I was lucky to come away unscathed with TWO dogs with me.
12 posted on 07/10/2012 5:20:37 PM PDT by jy8z (From the next to last exit before the end of the internet.)
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To: SolidRedState
I don't hunt them anymore so I take them over to the state land and turn them loose.

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Woodchucks are another story.

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13 posted on 07/10/2012 5:21:37 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: FreeManWhoCan

I sure hope they weren’t rabid.


14 posted on 07/10/2012 5:21:51 PM PDT by Elderberry
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To: jy8z

LOL no kidding, a coon can put a hurt on ya.


15 posted on 07/10/2012 5:23:30 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: FreeManWhoCan
But she'll be prepared next time. "Well, we got some bear mace," she said, with a laugh.

This may have been her wake up call from her guardian angel. Raccoons this time, next time it may be something bigger and badder. She might consider some lead as well.

16 posted on 07/10/2012 5:25:33 PM PDT by bgill
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To: jy8z

To: mamelukesabre
Pretty pathetic when a full grown human being WITH A DOG gets her ass kicked by a raccoon.

You obviously don’t understand raccoons well. I have encountered some that are pretty bad-ASSED. Last summer on a 118 degree day here in south TX, I was lucky to come away unscathed with TWO dogs with me.

12 posted on Tuesday, July 10, 2012 5:20:37 PM by jy8z (From the next to last exit before the end of the internet.)

Exactly right. I live in WA and they just showed the story on the news....there was more than one racoon that attacked her. Her dog did save her from further harm. She did seem a bit more calm than I would have been. But I also wouldn’t run in the area she was running in...with or without a dog.


17 posted on 07/10/2012 5:33:39 PM PDT by conservaKate (My vote will be against the One...not FOR Mittens.)
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To: Mmogamer

I love that story ... still makes me laugh.

But then again, one of my kids was at great falls recently, snoozing in a hammock, and a coon jumped into the hammock with him, for a little kiss and a cuddle.

Guess how many rabies shots my kid got.

Doc said, “That is not normal coon behavior - you get the shots!”


18 posted on 07/10/2012 5:38:58 PM PDT by patton (more than 250 times less revenue, at a high rate of speed - Obama)
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To: FreeManWhoCan

My guess is she had her dog off the lease and that was the start of her problems. People who have their animals off leash in a public park are asking for problems. She could have easily done her best Sir Robin impression and ran away.


19 posted on 07/10/2012 5:48:34 PM PDT by Theoria (Rush Limbaugh: Ron Paul sounds like an Islamic terrorist)
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To: jy8z

They’re all around where i live. I yell and stamp my foot and they run like a rabbit.


20 posted on 07/10/2012 5:55:41 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: cripplecreek
:) nice picture. :P

yeah...Saving Silverman is probably an acquired taste. it speaks to that part of my brain which never grew up, matured, got housetrained, etc.

21 posted on 07/10/2012 6:02:30 PM PDT by ZinGirl
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22 posted on 07/10/2012 6:06:01 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93destr)
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To: a fool in paradise

Think that would keep birds away from a pool or a car?


23 posted on 07/10/2012 6:07:53 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Irenic

It might not have the desired effect. It could scare the $#!^ out of birds!


24 posted on 07/10/2012 6:10:54 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Fools.Damn fools.Welcome to the USSA. Socialism is slavery to the State and the Supreme Court did it)
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To: FreeManWhoCan

Twenty eight “marks”.

That would take about one second for the racoons I’ve met.


25 posted on 07/10/2012 6:18:42 PM PDT by Born to Conserve
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To: a fool in paradise

That is what I want to cut down on. Blackbirds are spiteful critters, I had one hop all along to my towel and then let out a big mess. I swear they target my car and they aren’t to bothered by soakerguns either.


26 posted on 07/10/2012 6:22:14 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: cripplecreek

I trapped two this week that were killing my chickens. Took them over into Oklahoma for release.

Now I got to catch my chickens and lock them up again as they will not nest in their house now.


27 posted on 07/10/2012 7:45:00 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (I LIKE ART! Click my name. See my web page.)
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To: FreeManWhoCan

That is really, really not normal raccoon behavior. I’m surprised her doc hasn’t insisted on the rabies series.


28 posted on 07/10/2012 7:52:01 PM PDT by Hetty_Fauxvert ( "Be Breitbart, baby!")
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To: FreeManWhoCan
Reminds me of a morning after a good coon hunt as a kid...I awoke to my skinning knife and Morton's salt to tan a few hides when my mother came out the back door looking for her little snotty nosed Pekinese...When she looked at me and asked if I had seen "Pepper" (dog's name), I held up the skinned carcass of the previous nights hunt...

After she got over that, and after I got over the affects of the Huckleberry switch, things calmed down until I was shipped off to the Corps.

29 posted on 07/10/2012 7:55:39 PM PDT by IrishPennant (Are you behind a "Blade of Grass?")
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To: Theoria
My guess is she had her dog off the lease and that was the start of her problems.

It's hard to find a dog with a good credit rating.

30 posted on 07/10/2012 8:09:49 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Tell me about it. A dog once ate my preview and spell checker.


31 posted on 07/10/2012 8:22:24 PM PDT by Theoria (Rush Limbaugh: Ron Paul sounds like an Islamic terrorist)
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To: mamelukesabre
They’re all around where i live. I yell and stamp my foot and they run like a rabbit.

I wouldn't blindly trust that strategy...you'll one day find one that won't back down.
32 posted on 07/10/2012 8:44:46 PM PDT by jy8z (From the next to last exit before the end of the internet.)
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To: jy8z

That’s what my dog is for


33 posted on 07/10/2012 8:59:22 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: FreeManWhoCan

Coons are tough but how would you like to have to write a lost time accident report about an employee who was attacked by a cornered beaver?

It was terrible and no laughing matter!


34 posted on 07/10/2012 9:07:56 PM PDT by Sequoyah101 (You've been screwed by your government.)
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To: FreeManWhoCan

Jerry Clower - A Coon Huntin Story...

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=knock+him+out+john+by+jerry+clower&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CFIQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3D-AX9QoFhEhI&ei=Dz79T9DRNYys8ASC96zjBg&usg=AFQjCNE48XaH9y09gn7GI85t8T6BcNIHVw


35 posted on 07/11/2012 1:49:24 AM PDT by Hotmetal (FReepin' from the sandbox.)
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To: cripplecreek

Love them JR’s.


36 posted on 07/11/2012 4:52:40 AM PDT by Dusty Road
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