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Zombie raccoons

If you are headed for Central Park in New York City then be very careful if approached by a raccoon.

An outbreak of canine distemper virus has affected the park’s raccoon population. The virus doesn’t affect humans but can spread to unvaccinated dogs.

So if you see a wandering raccoon that appears to be having spasms, drooling from the nose, confused and lacking coordination, don’t panic: it’s just another zombie trash-can thief.

Picture source: David Menke