First there was the pack of squirrels that attacked and killed a dog in Russia. Now there’s a group of “urban” raccoons taking out house cats in Olympia, WA. Apparently they even managed to carry off a small dog, although it survived the encounter.

What’s next? Serpents that infest a jet airliner and viciously attack the passengers with poison fangs? (Woops, didn’t mean to spoil any movie plots …)

In other news, a Celebrity Cruises ship arrived in Seward, Alaska, last weekend with a dead humpback whale pinned to the bow.

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