At least her dog didn’t eat her homework
Stephanie King [Largo, Florida] had to tell her music teacher that a raccoon was to blame for her missing homework. “I explained that the raccoon fell from the ceiling in my bathroom and it ran into my bedroom,” the 13-year-old seventh grader at Osceola Middle School told the St. Petersburg Times.
“Animal control came out to get it and they couldn’t catch it and they said we couldn’t go in my room.”
Stephanie’s grandmother vouched for her story Friday with school officials. “I told them she can’t get her homework, her books, because everything is locked in the bedroom,” Natalie King said.
The female raccoon and its babies crashed to the Kings’ bathroom floor Wednesday night. Until that moment, the family didn’t know the roof was leaking, much less that a family of raccoons was living in their ceiling. The mother raccoon escaped into Stephanie’s room. It finally made its way Thursday night into the trap set by Pinellas County Animal Services officers, who picked up the critter the next morning.
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