Thank goodness for golf clubs.
A man came home in the early morning hours to find that there were five raccoons in his kitchen. They had somehow gotten in the kitchen and were terrorizing his pet cat. The man grabbed a nearby five-wood golf club and started swinging at the raccoons to protect himself and his scared cat.
Tempted by the smell of cat food, the five masked bandits entered the home through the cat door.
When the man saw that the intruders were more interested in the cat than the food, he called 911.
The cat’s owner was able to fend off four raccoons, but one of the raccoons was extremely aggressive. The man kept on hitting him with the golf club and the raccoon finally backed away due to the extent of his injuries.
When police officers arrived at the man’s house, they found the cat lying on his side. The cat was also missing parts of his hair. The officers also saw the injured raccoon bleeding from the mouth.
The four other raccoons were found under the furniture and the police eventually lured them out. One police officer said: “I think when they saw the state of their friend, they decided it was time to go”.
The cat required some veterinary attention, but is doing well. The man was not hurt in the incident. The wounded raccoon had to be put down due to the injuries.
Police officers said if the man did not intervene and fend off the raccoons, the cat would not have made it. They stated that they have had to help people fight off raccoons in their kitchen because they are lured by the garbage.
“When you are faced with a situation and you don’t know what to do, it would be a frightening experience, because these animals are attacking you and your cat and it’s two o’clock in the morning, you think rapidly.”
(Picture from Don)