01 June 2013
Sometimes mistaken for a "chupacabra"
Photographed at a Toronto apartment complex. You probably won't guess what it is without looking beneath the fold...
The posture might give it away; otherwise it's almost unrecognizable as a raccoon with alopecia:
More details by the photographer at the Reddit source thread. Comments there suggest that it is not suffering from mange, which is inflammatory and results in scratching of the skin.
What strikes me is how bulky raccoons are (of course these are urban ones that are harvesting garbage and pet food). But even in the wild they are not fluffy balls of fur.