A coatimundi owned illegally in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, escaped from her owner’s home July 17 and has not been recovered.
Coatimundis are a raccoon-like mammal native to South America. Oshkosh resident Kevin Gogolewski lost the coatimundi, named Luna, earlier this week shortly after posting videos of the animal wandering loose in his backyard.
Kevin has posted numerous photos and videos of his illegally owned pets.
Kevin obtained Luna the coatimundi in October 2021. Subsequent photos and videos show the coatimundi being illegally exhibited to the public without a license including numerous times Kevin took Luna to bars.
Kevin is currently on bond for felony Operating While Intoxicated, fourth offense. As part of the conditions of his bond, he is required to maintain absolute sobriety and not possess or consume alcohol.
On April 16, 2022, Kevin posted on social media that he obtained a baby wallaby and a baby porcupine that he was bottle feeding.
It is unclear what happened to the wallaby as Kevin never again posted about it.
Kevin continually posted photos and videos of the porcupine in unsafe situations and eating unhealthy foods including a cupcake. The last post about the porcupine was on May 7.
On June 6, 2022, Kevin posted on social media that he obtained two goats. Subsequent photos and videos show the goats living in his residential home and going for rides in his jeep.
Oshkosh ordinances prohibit residents from keeping goats and wild animals in their homes. The city defines wild animals as any warm-blooded animal which can normally be found in the wild state.
Luna the coatimundi was last seen in the area of Harrison street and Linwood Street. Anyone who finds the coatimundi should contact the Oshkosh Police Department.
Update July 21, 2022: The Oshkosh Police Department (OPD) has confirmed that Luna the coatimundi was recaptured. OPD said Kevin told them he no longer had the wallaby or porcupine in his possession because he was fostering the animals. OPD said they're notifying Kevin that keeping the coatimundi and goats in his residential home is a violation of municipal ordinances and he'll need to rehome them or face further action.