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So a Raccoon Walks Into the Toronto Subway

It was “better behaved than the majority of human riders.”
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Heather Leach

A few years ago, a behavioral scientist in Toronto warned that our war on raccoons could be making them even more powerful.

“One of the things we’re doing is providing them with bigger and bigger challenges, so you’ve probably seen raccoon-proof garbage cans and all these things to try to keep them from figuring things out,” Suzanne MacDonald told NPR. “But in fact, they always do, so humans are selecting these traits in raccoons and we’re actually shaping an uber-raccoon that is going to be able to compete in an urban environment.”