A courageous pup named Olive was the goal of a harmful raccoon assault simply exterior of her Lake County, Florida, dwelling this previous Friday. 

Olive was out on a stroll along with her eleven-year-old finest buddy, Sawyer, when the pair got here throughout a quite giant raccoon who was as much as no good. Olive was the primary to see the raccoon and instantly alerted Sawyer to its presence. 

“A raccoon just came out of nowhere and Olive saw it and she charged towards it and she started barking,” says proprietor Sawyer Inman of the incident.

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Olive approached the wild animal trying to scare it away from Sawyer. The raccoon, nonetheless, was not going to be scared off simply. It instantly bit Olive, and she or he started yelping loudly. 

Sawyer was scared that Olive could have been critically injured by this altercation and knew he needed to intervene. He picked up a close-by empty glass bottle and commenced hitting the raccoon repeatedly till it handed out, not in a position to harm Olive. 

However, Olive was not the one one injured on this harmful state of affairs. Once his adrenaline got here to a screeching halt, Sawyer realized that he, too, had been bitten by the raccoon. 

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After guaranteeing that Olive’s accidents have been solely minor, Sawyer started strolling again to his home with the harmful creature, now unconscious, in tow. 

Once the trio had arrived at their vacation spot, Sawyer referred to as his mom, Christina, telling her that “something really bad” had occurred.

Sawyer’s mom rushed dwelling instantly and took Sawyer to the closest emergency room to have his battle wounds examined. The docs administered a collection of injections to stop rabies. No doubt, all of the whereas praising the younger man’s heroics. 

Olive’s accidents have been minor, and she or he has since made a full restoration. Thankfully, Olive was up-to-date on her vaccinations on the time of the assault. Rabies illness has a 100% fatality fee, and there’s no therapy for animals who’ve been contaminated. 

Sawyer’s therapies and Olive’s vaccine standing on the time of the incident will defend their lives ought to the raccoon have been carrying any harmful ailments.

Since the incident, the Inman household has devoted their time to spreading the phrase in regards to the presence of harmful wildlife within the space surrounding their houses. They are urging county officers to launch a Rabies Alert for all of Lake County in order that others don’t get harm. 

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“The (neighborhood) kids walk the animals all the time out here by themselves,” says Inman, “I wouldn’t have thought about it. So it’s super scary.”

The raccoon was taken into the custody of the county well being division and is at present being examined for potential illness. The outcomes of this testing will decide whether or not or not Sawyer would require further therapies, although he’s anticipated to make a full restoration. 

For now, Sawyer and Olive are taking time to relaxation and are having fun with the eye they’ve acquired as Lake County’s newest native heroes. 

 

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