Woman drowns rabid raccoon in mud puddle

Attacked by a rabid raccoon and looking to her phone for answers, Rachel Borch noticed she'd dropped her cellular device near a puddle. Thinking that a drowning might stop the animal, Borch held it under until it was dead, dead, dead. Fear took over, and Borch ran home.

Citing her vegetarianism as a defense, Borch is certain to go free:

"If there hadn't been water on the ground, I don't know what I would have done," Borch said of drowning the animal. "It really was just dumb luck. I've never killed an animal with my bare hands. I'm a vegetarian. It was self-defense."

Her advice for others who find themselves facing a rabid animal? Borch said she has none.

"I always thought of raccoons as this cute, cuddly forest animal," she said. "I just will never look at them the same way."

Via the Bangor Daily News