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City Park warns of zombie-like raccoons with distemper, WWL-TV reports

City Park’s raccoon population is infected with canine distemper, posing a threat to dogs and cats but not to humans, WWL-TV has reported.

City Park officials brought in Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries to investigate reports of erratic raccoon behavior, such as disorientation and wandering aimlessly, and they confirmed the animals are sick with distemper. Dog walkers are warned to watch for raccoons and never let their dogs off leash.

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