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."