>For some reason, the story about a raccoon ripping through an old man’s house with wreckless abandon makes me chuckle. Maybe it’s because a mamma raccoon found her way into a chimney of a woodstove that was out in dad’s wood shop and had her babies there when I was a kid. Maybe it’s because it makes me think of a time when my grandma heard thumping around on her roof and thought she was being burgled, yelled at the would-be burglar, and it was a raccoon. Luckily for her, the beast never got in. I don’t even know why the story amuses me so much. Adult raccoons can be vicious little bastards, so I’m not surprised a cop thought maybe a taser would stop the beast when it felt cornered and tried to take a chunk out of our cop friend. I’m also not surprised the tasing didn’t work, and the animal got away.
I feel sorry for the old dude. It sounds like there was quite a bit of damage left in the raccoon’s wake.