Nebraska Defensive End Jack Gangwish Tried To Take Selfie With Racoon, Got Bit, Then Killed It

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Nebraska made news yesterday by hiring former Oregon State coach Mike Riley to fill the vacancy left by Bo Pelini. But that really wasn’t the biggest story surrounding the football program.

Defensive end Jack Gangwish’s racoon saga is way more important.

 Jack Gangwish was driving north on 27th Street about 3 miles north of town Wednesday night when he spotted a raccoon on the side of the road and decided to take a picture.

The 21-year-old got out of his 2002 Chevy Duramax pickup truck and tried to take a photo with the animal using his cellphone, but the raccoon attacked, biting Gangwish in the calf.

“It was a raccoon selfie gone completely wrong,” Gangwish said Thursday evening, laughing.

He knew the animal should be tested for rabies, so he grabbed a crescent wrench with the aim of subduing it.

Surprisingly, Gangwish’s plan to “subdue” the racoon didn’t work out as he planned. A few seconds later, the animal was dead.

The racoon is currently being tested for rabies, according to Gangwish.


Selfies, man. The not-so-silent killer.

The good news, of course, is the death gives Gangwish yet another occasion to take a picture.

[H/T: Journal Star]

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