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Posted: July 14, 2017

Florida raccoon trashes car, gives birth in the back seat

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By Ryan DiPentima, Palm Beach Post

MANATEE COUNTY, Fla. —

An uninvited guest gave birth in the backseat of a car in Florida on Wednesday.

No, it wasn’t a human -- it was a pregnant raccoon who curled up in the backseat of a convertible at an auto shop in Manatee County, according to the Herald-Tribune. It likely entered where plastic was covering a damaged window. 

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While in the backseat, the raccoon gave birth to two cubs, causing quite the mess in the process.

“I felt pretty bad for the owner of the car,” Devon Straight, a worker at Wildlife Inc., told the Herald-Tribune. “(The animals) tore up the sun shades, chewed some shoes and peed all over the place.”

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Straight was called to the scene to rescue the mother and her newborns. The three raccoons were taken to a nearby wooded area and released into the wild.

This morning I relocated a mother raccoon from the inside of a car being serviced. She climbed through the plastic cover...

Posted by Wildlife,Inc. Education & Rehabilitation Center on Wednesday, July 12, 2017


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