ZOMBIE RACCOONS!

Police in Youngstown, Ohio have been bombarded with reports of "zombie raccoons" over the last couple of weeks, according to local CBS affiliate WKBN.

 

One man reported that a raccoon showed up during the day, stood up on its hind legs and bared it's teeth before collapsing on it's back...sort of like a zombie.

Rabies?

Not quite. It's actually a fairly common disorder called "distemper"  that causes abnormal behavior in mammals.  Usually, though, it stays local to a small group of animals and dies off on it's own.

While this video is not from Youngstown, a similiar incident was captured in Kalamazoo, Michigan

 

It's actually a sad story, as most captured animals with distemper end up having to be euthanized. So hopefully this passes very soon.

Jonathan

Jonathan

Want to know more about Jonathan? Get their official bio, social pages & articles on 1075 The River! Read more

title

Content Goes Here