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This March, residents of Youngstown, Ohio, began noticing something weird about their local raccoon population…

Raccoons have been coming out during the day and standing on their back legs, bearing their teeth and staggering around like extras in the Walking Dead.

“The raccoon 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,” Robert Coggeshall, told the news

. No one is certain exactly what is causing the weird-ass behavior, but the Ohio Department of Natural Resources says the raccoons may be suffering from a disease called distemper, rather than rabies.