Apr
05
2018

Great. Zombie Raccoons.

Why did it have to be zombie raccoons?

Police in Ohio are investigating reports of “zombie raccoons” that have been spotted by more than a dozen people in the Youngstown area.

Calls placed to police in Youngstown described the raccoons as behaving strangely—the nocturnal animals were appearing in daylight, baring their teeth, standing on their hind legs, and collapsing with apparent lethargy before repeating the same behaviour.

(Via Facebook) It’s apparently actually distemper, which isn’t rabies but it’ll kill your pets anyway. But apparently not us.  Weird: I’m used to humans catching the diseases that our pets and livestock suffer from. But no: apparently dogs, cats, horses, and seals get versions of this disease, but not humans. I don’t know why this strikes me as significant, but it does.

Moe Lane

PS: So, hey, education!

3 Comments

  • nicklevi86 says:

    *ahem*
    .
    Humans cant catch this disease…YET. Didn’t Ebola evolve from monkey pox or something?

  • jeboyle says:

    Be dang careful around these little buggers, as they probably have rabies as well.

    Zombie raccoons, though. Who would have thought?

  • jetty says:

    I hope the zombie animal movie stars Jeff Goldblum.

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