COME TO TORONTO!
They call Eddy Lawrence the “Pied Piper of Raccoons.”
The New York man — using a Native flute tune — drew more than two dozen of the rascally bandits from their hiding spots in upstate St. Lawrence County.
In the video he posted on social media, the critters appear transfixed by the tune as Lawrence played on. By the time he wrapped up the number, there were dozens of the garbage bandits surrounding him.
And as the song ended, it seemed the spell it put on the raccoons ebbed and they scampered back into the forest.
Lawrence told Inside Edition the song was a traditional Native American tune called Raccoon Dance.
“They didn’t dance but they came around to see what was going on,” he said. “The flute is a very mellow instrument and it seemed to have reassured them that it was okay.”
Skeptics said it wasn’t Lawrence’s chops on the flute: They reckon the raccoons thought it was dinner time.
Raccoon Pied Piper Eddy Lawrence in action.