"It is totally 100 percent a raccoon," said Stanley Gehrt, a wildlife specialist at Ohio State University's School of Environmental and Natural Resources. "The guy in the video that said raccoons don't make that sound is wrong. So is the wildlife expert that guessed it was a canid. Everything about that animal, from its morphology, its behavior, vocalizations, etc. are exactly what one would see in raccoons. In fact, it doesn't look a whole lot different than some raccoons we catch that are covered in mud or soaking wet from a night in a rainstorm."