On Wednesday morning, 73-year-old Virginia Ballou of Hingham, Massachusetts woke up and felt her cat nuzzling against her in bed. So she rolled over and started petting it.
Only . . . it WASN'T her cat.
Turns out a WILD RACCOON had gotten into the house through the cat door, and jumped into bed with Virginia. And when she went to pet it, the raccoon FREAKED OUT . . . and ATTACKED.
Virginia managed to get it off her and out of her bedroom . . . but she had bad scratches and bites on her face and fingers.
So she called the police. They came to her house, got the raccoon out, then took her to the hospital. She was treated with non-life-threatening injuries . . . but it's not over yet.
The raccoon was put down . . . but now they're testing the raccoon AND Virginia for possible RABIES. (Patriot Ledger)