Over the weekend, Digg founder and Google partner Kevin Rose heard his dog, Toaster, "crying and yelping in pain" in the wee hours of the morning. Concerned, he went outside only to discover his dog being attacked by a raccoon. Rose then ran downstairs and grabbed the creature off of his pooch, bare hands and all, tossing it down a stairwell.

Security surveillance footage captured the harrowing scene. Do not try this at home! Rose writes in the video's opening scene, "I do not encourage animal violence. I wanted to get the wild animal as far away from us as possible."

Except for a few claw and bite marks, Toaster is recovering nicely.