Melanie the Raccoon bills herself as “the world’s most talented animal” largely based on video proof that she can ride a small, raccoon-sized bicycle across an empty room.

But, in an exhaustive investigative report, Newsicorn has uncovered video proof that the British mammal can only stay upright with the help of barely-visible training wheels on the bicycle.

Video forensics expert Scott Beatty conducted a frame-by-frame analysis of the video and discovered evidence of the assistive device:


And here’s another video — also clearly showing the training wheels.

What do you think? Should Melanie be stripped of her title in light of these shocking revelations?

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