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Police warn of ‘zombie raccoons’ with distemper

Seattle Times Wednesday, 15 May 2019
RIVERSIDE, Ill. — The warning about “zombie raccoons” may sound like something out of a bad television show, but a suburban Chicago police department says they present serious dangers to family pets. The critters are called zombies because those carrying the distemper virus often stagger on their hind legs and bare their teeth. Riverside’s police […]
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Police in west suburban Riverside are warning dog owners to be on the lookout for so-called "zombie raccoons," which have been infected with canine distemper virus. Gilma Avalos reports.

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