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Raccoon attacks football player after ‘selfie gone wrong'

Posted at 12:21 PM, Dec 05, 2014
and last updated 2014-12-05 14:07:07-05

The raccoon may have won a battle, but he lost the war.

Jack Gangwish, 21, a University of Nebraska football player was attacked by a raccoon on Wednesday after he reportedly tried to take a selfie with the animal.

Gangwish tweeted a photo of a bite wound with the comment, "Guys... I got bit by a raccoon...It just looked so soft and friendly I couldn't help it!" He told a reporter from the Lincoln Journal Star that he killed the raccoon with a wrench after it bit him.

See the video report above for the full story.

Clint Davis is a writer for the E.W. Scripps National Desk. Follow him on Twitter @MrClintDavis.