Scooter-riding raccoon caught on camera at British shopping center

The animal in Bobby Bewl's video was later identified as former Britain's Got Talent contestant Melanie Raccoon.
By Ben Hooper Contact the Author   |   Aug. 13, 2015 at 4:03 PM

TUNBRIDGE, England, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- A British man visiting his local shopping center captured video of an unusual fellow shopper -- a raccoon riding a scooter.

Twitter user Bobby Bewl posted a video to the microblogging site of the raccoon riding the scooter while being led by its owner, who appears to also be filming the pet while leading it with a leash.

The user said he shot the video outside a pet store in Tonbridge, Kent.

"I thought it was really strange. I had never seen a raccoon before, never mind one riding a scooter," he told the Kent and Sussex Courier. "There was a small crowd gathered around to see it. It wasn't being forced to get on the scooter or anything, it was doing it of its own accord."

"It was a bit of a natural on it," he said.

The animal was later identified as Melanie Raccoon, a dancing and bike-riding raccoon who appeared with her owner on the 2013 season of Britain's Got Talent.

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