Toronto airport visitors spot raccoon peeking out from ceiling

By Ben Hooper Contact the Author   |   May 10, 2017 at 4:00 PM

May 10 (UPI) -- Travelers at a Toronto airport were surprised to be welcomed to the city by an unusual ambassador -- a raccoon poking its head out of the ceiling.

Cameron Graham tweeted a video Friday showing the raccoon poking its head out from the ceiling over a baggage claim area at Toronto Pearson International Airport.

"There he was, having a good gander at everyone," Graham, who was picking up his wife from the airport, told The Toronto Star.

"You almost expected him to come down wearing a little uniform and ask to help with the baggage," Graham told CBC Toronto.

Other passengers and their family members captured video of the raccoon peering at them from the ceiling.

Pearson spokeswoman Natalie Moncur said the raccoon was again spotted at baggage claim Saturday and wildlife staff were attempting to capture the animal.

"He might need to be deported," Hillary Marshall, vice president of the Greater Toronto Airports Authority, joked in a Twitter post.

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