Watch Out For The Zombie Raccoons!

Earlier this week, reports of “zombie-like” raccoons across northeast Ohio baffled police and attracted national headlines. The animals have been spotted exhibiting bizarre behavior around the city of Youngstown since January. Then last week, a local wildlife photographer named Robert Coggeshall managed to catch a few examples of the baffling phenomenon on film.

Coggeshall was outside playing with his dogs near his house when he spotted one of the raccoons approaching him. Thinking quickly, he brought his dogs back inside and grabbed his camera. That’s when the raccoon followed them to the door and proceeded to exhibit zombie-like behavior. “He would stand up on his hind legs, which I’ve never seen a raccoon do before, and he would show his teeth and then he would fall over backward and go into almost a comatose condition,” Coggeshall told CBS affiliate WKBN. Check out some of the images of these Zombie Raccoons below!

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