Love how they have to tell you the raccoon in the photo is not the one in question. Lord knows you wouldn’t want to wrongly blame the innocent one…


A U.S. Park Police officer shot himself in the foot Thursday after being attacked by a raccoon in Northwest D.C., according to officials.

Police say the officer was trying to get the raccoon off him when he shot himself. The officer was taken to the hospital and police say the injuries are not life-threatening.

The incident happened around noon Thursday on Horse Stable Lane in Northwest, police said.

Park Police say Animal Control officers have been tasked with taking the raccoon away.

*Note: The raccoon in the photo is a file photo and is not a photo of the raccoon that attacked the officer.