In a matter of seconds, Borch, who could not unhinge the raccoon’s jaw to shake it off her hand, noticed that when she had dropped her phone, it had fallen into a puddle in the path and was fully submerged.
“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’m a vegetarian.
As of June 7, according to the Maine CDC, there have been 20 animals, including raccoons, red foxes and skunks, that have tested positive for rabies in 2017.