The ‘coons of Weeki Wachee Springs, Florida aren’t exactly shy. In fact, they’re known to approach humans without inhibition, snag whatever gear and potential food they can muster and take off with your belongings before you’re ever aware they’re there. They’ll even swim for the booty, which paddler Janna Breslin finds out here first-hand in this video. We all love wildlife encounters, but as Janna comes to understand, sometimes it’s better to keep your distance.

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