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Thursday, August 4, 2011

A Raccoon Ate My Cat

To my usual readers: you don't have to read this post. Really. I'm not writing it for you guys (which is a good thing, trust me). Because that title? It's not a joke. But if you want to know why I'm writing this post, then scroll down to "Why I'm Writing This Post."

Getting to the point: A raccoon attacked and ate my parents' cat. My husband and I were house-sitting at the time, and we found what was left of the cat on the lawn. She was somehow still alive, so my husband bravely took her to the vet to be put down. And I cleaned up the lawn mess.
Why I'm writing this post: After we dealt with the mess, I did some Googling to see if this was some kind of freak incident or if it's something common that I'd just never heard of. I didn't find much, and what I did find was a lot of debate about raccoons' eating habits. So I just want to put this out there, in case someone else, in the future, Googles the same thing--yes, raccoons can and do eat cats. It happened to mine. If you have questions, you can e-mail me at teachmetowalk@ hotmail.com.


  1. That is so bazaar, I've heard of raccoons entering a house via the doggie door to dine on their food but never have I heard of them attacking a cat. I wonder if it was protecting some baby raccoons or something.

    I think I'm going to pay a visit to Google.

    Thanks for the information and sorry you guys had to deal with that...so sad!

  2. This is so awful. I thought it was just a creative title like you've been known to use...

  3. It's very sad... and unfortunately I've heard it a lot. Maybe it's because we always had dogs and my dad has a healthy respect/fear of raccoons.

    Raccoons are very interesting critters... and they do eat cats, dogs, small critters left in cages (rabbits, guinea pigs, etc.). So... yeah.

    I do not know a ton about raccoons, I've heard that they are not just territories... they are opportunists so will take on whatever they can. Unfortunately your cat was old and slow... so an opportunity. :(

  4. Change: I've heard that they are not just territories

    To: I've heard that they are not just territorial.

  5. I am so sorry that happened. I am glad your DH took care of it (sorry, can't remember if we're allowed to use his name or not, so I'm being careful). And I'm also glad you didn't post a pic of it (I know I shouldn't have worried, but you like to use pics at the top and I was). So thank you.

  6. OK, without getting too graphic...how do you know it was a raccoon? It wouldn't be my first guess, but I'm sure that you're positive. But...how did you know?

  7. Found your blog while googling the cause of my neighbor cat in our backyard. We heard it fighting with the raccoon all the time but this morning we found a dead body; to be exact, only the tail, skull and skin are leftover. It was very sad because this cat always came and chilled in our backyard ever since we moved here. In fact, it was like a part of our family. We bought cat food and even fed it everyday like it was our cat. Unfortunately, it's gone now :(


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