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Instead of the Pan Am Games making headlines, it's this guy on the sidewalk.

Dead raccoon honoured with a final monument in Toronto


Leeanna McLean
Digital Reporter

Friday, July 17, 2015, 4:51 PM - A dead raccoon in one of Canada's largest cities took social media by storm more than a week ago.

And the city has paid its respects to the infamous 'trash panda' with a tombstone.

According to a post on community content-driven website reddit, the stone was fashioned out of cardboard. The makeshift grave marker appeared at the site of the raccoon's demise exactly one week after the furry body was discovered.

Unfortunately, the monument did not even last a day. It was stolen from the sidewalk sometime on Friday.

The appearance of a tombstone for the fallen raccoon marks the final chapter in a week-long saga and social media frenzy, that escalated to international coverage.

The raccoon dubbed Conrad, laid lifeless at the corner of Yonge and Church Streets in Toronto Thursday morning and remained there for hours before a City of Toronto worker removed the animal just after 11 p.m.

However, what happened between these hours made Conrad quite the popular four-legged bandit.

Torontonians united together to create a memorial for the dead raccoon, and even when the lamented vermin was spirited away, a new memorial arose.

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