Digg founder Kevin Rose posted a video over the weekend showing his dog and a raccoon fighting. Sometime during the skirmish, the raccoon got the upper hand which led to Rose tossing it down the stairs. It was a heroic act, clearly done amid a fight/flight response. It was also quite amusing.
And the obligatory looped GIF of rabid raccoon getting tossed.
Rose reports his dog, Toaster, is ok. Just a few cuts and bruises. The raccoon on the other hand has head trauma, presumably.