The (raccoon) zombie apocalypse is upon us! Kinda... Raccoons in Youngstown are displaying odd behavior such as walking around during the day and lack of fear towards humans. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources believes the animals are infected with Canine Distemper.
The viral illness has no known cure, according PetMD. Along with dogs and raccoons, distemper can affect wolves, foxes, skunks and ferrets. Early symptoms include high fever, reddened eyes and watery discharges from the nose and eyes. In later stages, the virus attacks the nervous system, causing fits, seizures, paralysis and attacks of hysteria.
Youngstown police have received 14 reports of zombie raccoons in March alone.