I've always been afraid of Raccoons and now a story to back up my fears.The Abbotsford, England fire department recently rescued a 12 year-old girl, who was being held captive by a family of raccoons. The tween climbed up in a tree, but couldn't get down because the raccoons were hissing and growling at her. The raccoons ran further up the tree when a ladder was placed against it. The tween was unharmed.