I rather think(hope) that the raccoon didn't get off completely free and probably has some of it's own wounds to lick.
Woo, that's one gutsy cat. Hope it's ok.
My old uncle who grew a lot of corn, had a personal hate on for coons, and would kill them without mercy; trap and hunt with hounds.
One of his favourite sayings was: "Takes a good dog ta kill a coon" I've seen them in action, and he was right. They is tough buggers.
Lucky your cat is alive.
Tell it to stick with mice.
There doesn't seem to be any infection so but we will take her to the Vet tomorrow morning
Cats often abscess because they heal from the outside in. They have such odd healing abilities that they will heal around the dirt/bacteria and then it festers.
Hopefully she's up todate with her rabies shots....she's a beautiful cat. Torties are known for their craziness...any dog should be concerned when it comes to cats...they aim for the eyes!
Probably a good idea. I't funny though because the cat has been around raccoons for five or six years without a problem. I don't know what caused this.......There are no young around this time of year. The neighbor says that he saw the cat asnd the raccoon circling each other in our yard before the fight got going. Maybe the cat was feeling a bit territorial or something, who knows.
She's had all her shots for Rabies, etc. I suppose I could go and shoot the raccoon if I knew where he/she was.............
or you could borrow a humane trap from a local wildlife centre or possibly even a vets office and trap the raccoon...move him off to another location where he won't fight with your cat....
Thanks Gopher. That rifle is just what I need. Overnight the raccoon(s) got into the garbage can and spread it over the back yard yet again. For the last while we've been keeping them out with a bungie cord stretched between the handles over the lid. They got by our bungie so we have put two tighter ones crossed over the lid. If this doesn't work, a trap is next.
Want a sure fire way to make them leave your garbage alone? Do what my dad did and keep all your scraps in a plastic bag out of your garbage and when you put everything out, put the scraps and stuff in a plastic dish nearby.... they clean all your scraps and leave your garbage well alone.... it's worked for my dad for a number of years now. They've been tearing apart out garbage for years until he did that and instantly they stopped once it was all out in a dish away from the garbage.... they don't smell it in the bags, it's right in front of them, they eat it and leave.... no hassel.
Try it once and see what happens..... you might be surprised.
From the link They WILL NOT attack and/or eat your cat (unless the coon is desperate for food and the cat won't share!), 99% of the time raccoons and cats get on just fine and are quite commonly friendly.
I beg to differ. Our cat was in her own yard when she was attacked by a raccoon. I suppose she could have run away, but was not in her nature. As far as I'm concerned, the raccoon was at fault here. I don't know if this raccoon is new in the area or what but I'm going to solve the problem, whatever it takes.
oh, maybe your feline pal, Pyewacket, would like herself a lovely little terrier puppy? One that can help her keep HER yard secure? Certain rodent hunting terriers LOVE to keep raccoons out of their yards..
We have raccoons here in the city and when we first moved into out house, we were outside enjoying a warm spring evening when 2 large raccoons decided to stroll past...casual as can be. I told them to "get gone" in a unfriendly voice. Didn't yet. Just didn't want them to come up to us thinking we'd feed them or be scared away.
That was about 4 yrs ago, and then last week my husband comes in from the back yard and asks me to get the camera...it's dark so I turn on the porch light...and there, low and behold walking across the top of the barbed wire fence, oh so carefully is a large raccoon. He was staying out of our yard for sure...we have a Schnauzer...I figured the raccoon could smell the markings made by the dog and thought it best to avoid the ground...
Pyewacket is not feeling too good. The vet found numerous puncture wounds that we didn't see, one of which narrowly missed her eye. The worst one was through her nose into her mouth. The bleeding has mostly stopped now and she is eating a bit better so I'll guess that is a good sign. I can't imagine how long it would take me to get over a puncture wound through my nose and into my mouth
Would that puncture wound be from a bite, or from the claws. She certainly isn't in great
shape, but seems like she will survive, as long as she doens't get bad infection.
Good luck with her juan.
How many lives does she have left now.