Top 3 unusual animal stories of the week

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Top 3 Unusual Animal Stories Of The Week

The animals who made the news this week were definitely acting a bit strange.

In our No. 3 spot, the cold and gloomy weather in the U.K. is affecting the penguins at a Sea Life Sanctuary, and they've been put on antidepressants. Vets put them on the pills until the sun comes out.

'Animal experts say these wild Humboldt penguins are accustomed to dealing with the extreme cold temperatures, but they're not used to weeks of clouds and rain,' KGTV reported.

MSN says this isn't the first time the Scarborough Sea Life Sanctuary has had to medicate the penguins. The birds were given antidepressants back in 2011 after a break-in caused them significant stress.

Poor penguins. Sanctuary officials say the medication seems to be helping them, but they're hoping the sun comes out soon.

In our No. 2 spot, one monkey in Mirabay, Fla., is causing quite a stir.

'A monkey busted for breaking into cars in one Florida town. Not stealing anything, just tossing some things around and making a big mess,' Fox News reported.

The monkey hasn't been caught in the act, but it's possible it's behind the break-ins. It's thought to be a rhesus macaque, a species that National Geographic points out is known to roam wild in Florida and is very intelligent.

Our No. 1 animal story of the week is definitely unusual ... and upsetting. It seems a raccoon made its way into a woman's home and curled up on her bed while she was sleeping.

'She thought it was her cat and started petting it. That's when the raccoon attached itself to her face and started to attack her,' NECN reported.

The woman will now have to go through a series of rabies shots. Ouch!
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