If you got bit by a rabid raccoon, what would you do? Probably squeal and cry and run and call for your mommy. I know I would. My mom always comforts me. Which I’d need because I’d be fucking terrified.
But that’s because I am not this boss old lady out of Henrico, Virginia. When Cas Overton got bit in the leg by a frothing, scary raccoon, which then latched on to her, she felt it needed to be taught a lesson.
So she strangled it to death. Don’t fuck with septuagenarians. From the Richmond Times-Dispatch:
“I tried to shake it off and realized how violent it was,” said Overton, 75, of Henrico County. “As I moved backward away from it, I grabbed its neck and I knew that I couldn’t get away from it. If I ran, it would be faster than I would and would just tear me to pieces.
“So I threw it to the ground and I strangled it — with both hands. I am a terrific animal lover. It’s the last thing in the world I would have ever wanted to do, but you know self-preservation kicks in, and I guess a primitive part of my brain just went into operation and that was it,” she said Tuesday, recalling the incident.
Damn. Fucking. Right. Overton also taught Tai Chi for 40 years and said that her training helped her keep calm. And KILL.
“I think that the presence of mind and the focusing on the moment was just with me to manage to do this,” said Overton, who volunteers at the garden.
Then, like a true beast, after starting a series of rabies shots, she went back to the park the next day to finish her walk.
Don’t sleep on old people. They will fuck you up.
Also never mess with an old person’s walk. They love their walks.
[H/T New York Daily News]