Montreal, Chapter 2: Mutant Raccoons of Mount Royal.
Homeboy is Cray Cray.
“What the hell is goin’ on?” you might ask… I’m not quite sure- but he and his family were feeding the raccoons.
After a long first day of getting into Montreal, my hosts Li Li and Jeff took me up to Mount Royal to check out the view. We drove up, saw the beautiful lights of the city- but it was upstaged by the most random scene… a family- two parents and a little girl, about 7 or 8? feeding a horde of Freakishly Large Raccoons. I was fearing that something really bad was about to happen, but fortunately it- never escalated… even when the mom was kicking some of the bigger raccoons out of the way so the babies could eat.
If you watch the video- you’ll see there’s like 30+ of ‘em swarming/begging for food like dogs. Strangely, they were really gentle and seemed almost domesticated…very at ease around humans. Maybe because they’re Canadian? All the American Raccoons I’ve encountered are mean and aggressive.