The Rabid Raccoon was a mythical creature made-up by the counsellors of Echo Lake.
When Gabby Gonzalez and Cindy Wu were ten or eleven, they went to summer camp at Echo Lake. During one night, the pair were told a campfire story about a Rabid Raccoon which would stalk the campgrounds looking to attack anyone who got too close. Gabby and Cindy spent the night cowering inside their tent, shining a flashlight out into the dark. Eventually, they fell asleep. The next morning they realised that the whole story was a hoax. (COMIC: Cindy, Cleo and the Magic Sketchbook)