Boston.com– HOPE, Maine (AP) — A Maine woman says a rabid raccoon attacked her while she was out for a run, so she drowned it in a puddle.
Rachel Borch, of Hope, says she was running in woods near her home June 2 when she saw the raccoon charging with its teeth bared. She says she knew the animal was going to bite her, so she held out her hands so it would bite her there.
The 21-year-old says she then noticed a puddle in a nearby swampy area. She ran over with the rabid animal still biting down on her thumb and held its head underwater until it drowned.
Raccoons are tricky critters, sometimes they look outright adorable like this little guy eating grapes with his tiny human like hands-
and other times these dumpster dwelling night creatures have a good old case of rabies poisoning their minds, causing a insatiable desire to devour your face like a leftover pizza left out in the garbage.
Well, this disease infested rodent chose the wrong women to mess with, resulting in the critter’s untimely end via Maine’s version of waterboarding, drowning by puddle. Which is just called a little Northern justice in those neck of the woods.
It’s times like these where I think we should all take the time to reflect on this incurable and unrelenting disease that impacts the lives of countless American’s every single second of every single day. That is why I would like to announce the 1st annual Off the Monster Sports Memorial Celebrity Rabies Awareness Pro-AM Fun Run Race For A Cure 5K.
Now I’m not going to sit here and pretend that I came up with this idea myself, in fact I was a novice at best when it came to understanding the impact that rabies can have on the human soul, body, and mind. I must credit one of the premier minds in the field of rabies research as my inspiration. I urge you to spend 20 seconds of your day learning from an expert in this field, which will hopefully help you avoid a situation where you are forced to drown a raccoon in a puddle of water.