Raccoons Continue To Overtake Toronto, Sneak Into Scarborough High School
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Raccoons Continue To Overtake Toronto, Sneak Into Scarborough High School

When will it end?

Sneaky, pesky raccoon celebrity at R H  King  Photo by @RHKINGarts

Sneaky, pesky raccoon celebrity at R.H. King. Photo by @RHKINGarts

Infiltration confirmed: the raccoons are taking over.

According to the Toronto Star, a sneaky trash panda crept its way into the classroom of a Scarborough arts school yesterday. A teacher at R.H. King Academy found the raccoon sitting, smugly, in the middle of a classroom table Wednesday morning. Naturally, the teacher packed up and got out of there—but that didn’t stop students from snapping photos through the window, à la TMZ.

The raccoon allegedly snuck in to “take shelter from the storm,” one art teacher told the Star.

The animal escaped from caretakers and managed to linger for an hour in the school—at one point, it even rummaged through a cabinet of art supplies—before animal control officers whisked it away.

But motive has yet to be determined—and much of it doesn’t add up. What, exactly, do the scavengers want? A donut? Free rides without tapping their Presto cards? Exposure to fine art?

The investigation, it appears, will be ongoing.

Until then, we continue to relinquish our freedom to the Raccoon Overlords of this city. Godspeed.

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