I used to say that the raccoons were planning a counter offensive. But this year I learned a new term: “lone wolf” terrorist. Maybe, just maybe, the raccoons are really sleeper agents working for some terrorist group, likely Canadian, with no real plan of attack so much as spreading chaos. Hence the anarchistic destruction of garbage cans and random power outages. The most recent was just this Friday, December 13, in Jersey City, NJ. The animal got a little too close to parts of a power switch and ended up causing a blackout for two hours, effecting up to 10,000 people in the city. New Jersey has become something of a hotbed for animal attacks on the modern world, as around Thanksgiving this year a bear killed and ate a hiker. It’s a nasty state in general, and I guess it’s even getting to the animals. Be careful out there!
The source link has pictures of the raccoon after it got shocked. A little nasty.