Georgia frat boys have again proven their perspicacity.
Possibly Rabid Racoon Becomes Dinner
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) – A fraternity member was treated for possible exposure to rabies, and he and two others could be expelled for beating, skinning and then eating a raccoon that might have had the disease, the fraternity’s president said.
The men had spotted the raccoon behaving erratically outside the Phi Kappa Psi house at the University of Georgia on Dec. 12. One hit it with construction pylon and shot it with a pellet gun in the fraternity’s parking lot, Athens-Clarke County Animal Control officials said. Another skinned the raccoon, and a third cooked and ate some of its meat.
Erratic behavior can be a symptom of rabies in an animal, but the raccoon could not be tested because its carcass was burned. At least one fraternity member was treated for possible exposure to rabies, which can be fatal if left untreated.
The three members involved will go before the fraternity’s grievance committee and face possible sanctions from reprimands to expulsion, said Larry Bales, fraternity president.
“It was a ridiculous situation – an isolated incident,” Bales said. “It was not a fraternity-sanctioned event.”
And some people wonder why Ricky West is so, um, intelligence challenged.