Youngstown, Ohio has been experiencing a unique problem with raccoons lately. They've been getting several calls from locals who have run into raccoons exhibiting "zombie-like" behavior.
According to local CBS affiliate WKBN-TV, over a dozen reports of raccoons acting strangely have been reported in the past couple of weeks. One of the reports involves resident Robert Coggeshall, who was outside playing with his dogs when he came across a raccoon, he told WKBN of his encounter.
I looked over there and got distracted because I saw a raccoon coming our way. He would stand up on his hind legs, which I’ve never seen a raccoon do before, and he would show his teeth and then he would fall over backward and go into almost a comatose condition.