August 4th, 2011
12:32 PM ET
“Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark” star Katie Holmes actually has some experience fending off nocturnal creatures.
While visiting “The Tonight Show,” the actress revealed to Jay Leno that she sent a scared raccoon scurrying.
“I was recently sitting outside, and this raccoon comes right [up to me],” Holmes, 32, said. “I was expecting [it] to be more afraid of me, and I’m staring at it, and he’s staring back like he’s gonna kick my butt!”
So what does one do when going head to head with a raccoon?
“I stood up, and I barked at him,” she said. “And then he ran away!”
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