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