CNN PRODUCER NOTE Judith Sanders says the story of this video began when a pair of loons had some babies at Franklin Pierce Lake in New Hampshire, where she has a summer home. She has been keeping an eye on the feathered family, because it's been several years since anyone has seen them reproducing. One morning, she was up early and noticed a raccoon swimming across the lake. One of the parent loons 'went into protection mode' and she happened to be filming. 'He kind of stood off after the raccoon and kind of drove him out of water,' she said. 'The raccoon ran for safety and ran up the tree. He just came down the tree and ran into the woods.' She showed the video to some people in the lake community, who were amazed at the footage, and also decided to share it with CNN iReport.
- nsaidi, CNN iReport producer