I was fishing late saturday night and I seen what I thought was a dog swimming in the middle of the lake and me being a nice guy I was gonna save it from drowning. I start heading toward the dog and as i get closer im like wow thats a pretty good size dog why would he be swimming in the middle of the lake someone must have just throw him in to get rid of him. then i get closer and he starts swimmin for the boat so im like cool this will be an easy rescue. Then im about 4-5 feet away from it and get a good look at this dog and its no frickin dog!!!!! Its a huge coon!!! and hes trying to climb up the side of my boat!!! At this point im crappin my pants cause his head and front feet were out of the water and on the side of my boat and hes trying to climb in still!!! this is one rescue i wanna abort if you no what I'm saying!!! so I knock the thing off my boat with my big net and hes not happy about that. One of his claws get caught in the net and its like i have a 200lbs cat in the net goin nutz. im in a little 14 ft aluminium boat and this thing near capsides me and my buddy. My buddy is about to have a stroke and says hes gonna jump in the water and swim to the bank lmao. As funny as that sound I was contemplating the same thing and just giving the coon my boat for the night lol. Finally I say screw the net and the coon wins and gets to keep the net. and we get the heck outta dodge. WHEN ON A LAKE AT 1AM DONT TRY SAVING ANY DOGS SWIMMING IN THE WATER.