Lee tried to flee only to have the bandit-masked rats attack her again and again. "They stayed with me, and they were clawing the back of my legs, and they tripped me and I fell down. And they were just on me," Lee said. Fortunately for Lee, her dog Matty went on the attack. Lee said Matty came, "Just teeth bared, growling…and gave me time. I picked one of the raccoons up and instinctively flung it and she gave me time to get up and defend myself."