Lakeland, Florida-- A Lakeland woman is recovering from serious injuries in the hospital after sheriff's investigators say she was "gang attacked" by five raccoons Saturday afternoon. Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd says 74-year-old Gretchen Whitted was trying to shoo the animals away from her front door when they suddenly attacked. "When she fell down, they enveloped her," said Sheriff Judd in a news conference called Sunday to warn the public of the aggressive raccoons. "She's literally bitten and scratched from face and the chest all the way down through the legs."Raccoons are known to be aggressive when going after food, but the sheriff called Saturday's attack very unusual. "Not in all my years in Florida have I known of a gang attack by raccoons on an individual," Sheriff Judd said.
I never trusted Raccoons anyway.