Mass. woman fights off wild raccoon that attacked her in bed

BOSTON (CBS) – A 73-year-old Hingham woman is recuperating at home, after being mauled by a rabid raccoon in her own bed.

“It’s something I’ll never forget. It was that scary,” said Ginny Ballou.

Ballou told WBZ-TV the raccoon managed to get into her house Wednesday morning through a pet door on her back porch.

A pet door that the raccoon is believed to have gotten in through.

“I was asleep, and something jumped on my face. At first, I thought it was my cat. But then it bit my lip and chin, and it latched on,” she said. “And it wouldn’t let go!”

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