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  |  Aug. 13, 2015 at 4:03 PM
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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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