PIC: If you were out in Carlow town last night then you may have seen this unexpected sight 4 years ago

PIC: If you were out in Carlow town last night then you may have seen this unexpected sight

You don't see this every Saturday night in Ireland.

Kevin Griffin drives a taxi in Carlow town at the weekends and last night he saw something pretty unusual, so he told JOE about it.

''Last night, while working, I saw something that I genuinely couldn't believe. So much so, that I had to take a spin back around town to take a picture.''

Good heavens, Kevin. Being a taxi driver at weekends in a busy town, he must have seen his fair share over the years, so what could possibly have startled him so much?

''I saw a man casually out walking his dog (fairly normal), but also his raccoon.

''Yes, at 11pm last night a man was strolling through Carlow town with his pet dog and pet raccoon.

''I have actually seen it all now.''

raccoon carlow

Kevin has since elaborated that the animal in question is a raccoon dog, which begs the question; is it a raccoon or is it a dog?

After further research, the results were largely inconclusive. Either way, we just like to imagine that the raccoon(-like) really wanted to go out last night and convinced his owner to allow him tag along... at 11pm... on a Saturday night.

Class.

We've since been contacted by somebody who has inside info on the raccoon. Apparently his name is Solomon. Lovely name.

Cheers to Kevin Griffin for sending this our way. If you have something you would like to share with us, send it to editorial@JOE.ie or hit us up on Facebook or Twitter.