Raccoon welcomes passengers arriving at Pearson Airport in Toronto

Toronto really has become raccoon city.

Passengers arriving at the city’s Pearson Airport were greeted by an unusual welcome wagon over the weekend.

A raccoon was poking its head out of an open ceiling tile in the baggage claim area of terminal three on Saturday morning.

Cameron Graham, who was waiting is wife to arrive on  flight from Edmonton, was among those taking photos and videos of the bizarre sight.

“Aw, look at his face,” one woman is heard saying on the  accounting professor’s video.


Others also spotted the unsanctioned baggage handler.

Officials moved in on the unticketed passenger.

The Greater Toronto Airports Authority said its wildlife officials were able to find, trap and remove the wayward critter.

The timing couldn’t have been better.

Naturally, Graham’s tweet went viral.

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