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What’s Bald, Smelly, and Prowls the Backyards of Toronto Eating Garbage?

The unusual animal started to lose its fur a couple of years ago, say neighbours. It's managed to survive at least one winter without a coat.

They called it the Toronto Terror. Whatever "it" is.

Pictures surfaced this week of a strange creature roaming the backyards of Parkdale. It's the size of a small dog and completely hairless. It's a bit pink, though it also appears freckled.

The snapshots circulated on the web, prompting an outbreak of amateur zoology. Is it a waxed raccoon? A plus-sized opossum? Or some strange species as yet undiscovered in the wilds of the west end?

"This is quite clearly a hairless raccoon," judged York University biologist Suzanne MacDonald.

The denuded mammal hangs out in the King St. W. and Dowling Ave. area, in the backyard of Christella Morris and Colin Williams. Three weeks ago, Williams captured the raccoon on video and posted the resul

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Added: Aug-1-2009 Occurred On: Jul-31-2009
By: smyle
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