Two juveniles break into a bank

Juvenile raccoons, that is…

…A pair of young raccoons were spotted inside a branch of the Peninsula Bank when a client saw the mischievous animals while withdrawing money from the ATM outside in the early morning.
At first, the man thought the raccoons were merely a pair of stuffed animals. But he quickly realized that they were actually wild animals rummaging through the bank’s empty office.

Once news of the furry bandits reached bank officials, they called in animal rescuers from the Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA.

By the time the rescue team arrived at the bank, the two juvenile raccoons had already caused a mess. Trash cans had been turned over, paper documents were all over the floor, and a computer monitor was even knocked down. The bandits themselves had made their way into the office breakroom where they found their loot: a tin of almond cookies.

Photos were taken from the ATM where a customer making an after-hours deposit noticed the intruders inside the bank.

3 thoughts on “Two juveniles break into a bank

  1. p/s says:

    “With clock ticking, doctors, pharmacists come to the rescue after 1-year-old eats raccoon feces : Potentially life-saving meds not authorized in Canada delivered with time to spare” https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/alberta-infant-eats-raccoon-feces-1.6069633
    Raccoons can carry a deadly form of roundworm called Baylisascaris procyonis, and the eggs live in their feces.
    An extremely rare parasitic infection can occur if humans ingest the eggs, which hatch into larvae, travel through the body and invade organs, including the eyes and brain.
    Symptoms of the infection include brain damage, blindness and coma.
    It can also be deadly.
    “They go through the stomach barrier, they infest your body … and essentially eat you from the inside out,” Jon Martin, the boy’s father, told Calgary Eyeopener, a CBC Radio morning show, on Thursday.
    “And if you don’t treat them quickly enough, there isn’t really a way to reverse the effects, because they’ve literally eaten your tissue.”

    Wildlife expert warns an infection found in the feces of the increasingly urbanized raccoon population poses a potentially deadly risk to small children. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/wildlife-expert-warns-of-dangerous-raccoon-infection-1.376268
    Doug Campbell, a wildlife pathologist at the University of Guelph, said raccoons carrying the disease can excrete up to a million roundworm eggs a day in their feces.
    Raccoon Roundworm is spread in the feces of infected raccoons and has been blamed for the deaths of four people in the US and the infections of dozens of others.

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