This raccoon did not want to be photographed.
While driving on Thursday, Nebraska defensive end Jack Gangwish saw a raccoon on the side of the road. So, like any one of us would do, he pulled over and decided he wanted to get his picture taken with it.
The 21-year-old got out of his 2002 Chevy Duramax pickup truck and tried to take a photo with the animal using his cellphone, but the raccoon attacked, biting Gangwish in the calf.
“It was a raccoon selfie gone completely wrong,” Gangwish said Thursday evening, laughing.
He posted a picture of the wound to Twitter and was having fun with the mishap.
Guys... I got bit by a raccoon... It just looked so soft and friendly I couldnt help it! pic.twitter.com/WCg72GAEAE— Jack Gangwish (@jackgangwish) December 4, 2014
Dang coon must not have known that some of my best friends are raccoons. pic.twitter.com/UMg8UxKlFZ— Jack Gangwish (@jackgangwish) December 4, 2014
He had the presence of mind to realize the raccoon should be tested for rabies, so he got a crescent wrench out of his car to try to subdue it, according to the paper. However, he wound up killing it.
The raccoon's body is currently being tested.
Gangwish had 18 tackles in 11 games this season for the Huskers. We sincerely hope the raccoon doesn't have rabies, though do think Gangwish faking rabies on the field in Nebraska's bowl game would be a very solid intimidation tactic.
I googled Rabies symptoms.. Irritability, muscle spasms, aggressiveness, confusion? I think football gives you Rabies pic.twitter.com/WI63nRUGPI— Jack Gangwish (@jackgangwish) December 4, 2014
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