Saturday, December 6, 2014

Nebraska football player's selfie with wild raccoon goes wrong (PHOTO)

A Nebraska football player had the bright idea of taking a selfie with a wild raccoon he spotted on the roadside — and says he unintentionally killed the animal with a wrench after it bit him on the calf.

The Cornhuskers defensive lineman got out of his pickup truck and tried to take a photo with the animal using his cellphone, but the raccoon attacked, biting Gangwish during the encounter.

“It was a raccoon selfie gone completely wrong,” Gangwish said about the photo he posted and later removed from Twitter.

Gangwish, told The Lincoln Journal Star he knew the raccoon would have to be tested for rabies, so he attempted to subdue it with a crescent wrench from his truck. 

The animal died, however.

“It was death by crescent wrench,” the 6-foot-2, 260-pound player joked.

Luckily for Gangwish, the tests were negative.

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