Katie Holmes is scared of raccoons!

Washington: Katie Holmes has admitted that she has a phobia of raccoons because the furry little animals don’t show any fear.

The 32-year-old American actress recalls her encounter with a raccoon while promoting her new movie ‘Don’t be afraid of the Dark’ on Jay Leno’s ‘Tonight’ show.

“Well, you know everybody always says spiders ... or a dog [and how] they’re more afraid of you than you are of them and I don’t find that with raccoons,” Contactmusic quoted her as saying.

“I was recently sitting on a side and this raccoon comes right up and I’m expecting it to be more afraid of me and I’m staring at it and it’s staring right back like he’s going to kick my butt! So I didn’t know what to do so I just stood up and I barked at him and he ran away!” she added.