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Dead Raccoon Turned Into Unofficial Logo For Toronto's Pan Am Games

07/11/2015 11:20 EDT | Updated 07/15/2015 01:59 EDT

Right now, they're the two most recognizable symbols of Toronto.

And Reddit user RDSglobe highlighted a clever mash-up of the Pan Am Games with Toronto's viral #deadraccoonTO.

UPDATE: Steve Kearns is the brain behind the image, posting it to his tumblr on Friday.

"I've been making art creations using only my fingers on my iPhone for a few years now," Kearns told HuffPost in an e-mail. "But usually only shared it with friends until recently when I created a tumblr... My mind is exploding with how far this has reached."

http://steveak.tumblr.com/post/123749220897/new-pan-am-games-2015-logo

A raccoon isn't too far off from the Pan Am Games official mascot: Pachi the porcupine. Although Pachi is alive and well, unlike the ill-fated raccoon who was found dead at Yonge and Church streets on Wednesday.

pachi the porcupine

When a porcupine was unveiled two years ago as the Pan Am mascot, many Torontonians responded with a collective "huh?" As one presciently pointed out, a more fitting Toronto mascot would be "a raccoon stranded by a short-turned streetcar."


Indeed.

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