A woman in Florida recently filmed her encounter with a raccoon that managed to climb inside her tree, along with the ensuing chaos that unfolded after the animal fled into her dining room and began swinging from her chandelier.
“C’mon, get out of my tree,” she can be heard telling the “cat,” which was nestled toward the back, obscured by several branches. “I swear, if you knock down any of my glass ornaments, cat!”
It is around this moment, however, that she realizes she is not dealing with a cat.
“Is it a cat? No, it’s not a cat. What is that?” she asks after catching a better glimpse of the furry critter, first theorizing that it might be a squirrel, or perhaps a raccoon. “God, you guys, I’m afraid,” she tells the camera.
After a few moments of this, Iacobelli decides to unleash her dog, at which point the raccoon ascends even further, and Iacobelli gets a much clearer view of what she is up against.
Her terrified laughter permeates the next few moments of the clip, wherein the dog wrestles the raccoon from the tree, and the tree soon collapses on the ground.
But the raccoon—instead of running back outside—makes a break for the living room, where it settles in an overhead light fixture for the better part of a half hour.