Wildlife Officials Explain Why Raccoons in Ohio are Acting like ‘Zombies’
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - Zombies have been seen sauntering through a northeastern Ohio town. "Zombie" raccoons, that is. Youngstown residents are speaking out about them after police received more than a dozen calls in the past few weeks regarding their strange behavior. One resident tells WKBN he was outside with his dogs last week when one such "zombie" followed him to his door. The raccoon "would stand up on his hind legs," show its teeth, then "fall over backward and go into almost a comatose condition," the man says.