Last week in Tacoma WA, a raccoon got into a house, tore up the bathroom, and attacked the family dog, who is expected to recover from scratches that needed stiches, although he'll have to wear one of those embarassing cones for a week.
But that raccoon, who got in through a pet door, apparently isn't the worst of them:
Animal Control agents told (dog owner) Leopold such attacks aren't uncommon. In fact, they say raccoons will sometimes befriend dogs to get to their food, then they turn on the dogs.
"When the dogs trust them enough, they let the raccoon follow them inside the house to get their food," said Leopold.
Bad raccoon by Flickr user LexnGer.