Good Samaritans Rescue Orphaned Raccoon Babies

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We were at the park next to where we live when we realized that a raccoon had three babies in the dumpster onsite. They were so young they hadn’t even opened their eyes. We left them alone not wanting to scare the mother into leaving them, but that night it began to rain.


I placed a tarp over the dumpster, and the next day, we came back to check. The mother was still not to be found. Sadly one of the babies had died, so I decided to start calling around.

After a whole day of calls and waiting, I got in touch with a wonderful woman near Clermont who cared for young animals. Knowing the mother most likely was not returning, my son went with me back to the park. He climbed in the dumpster and scooped the two up and we placed them in a box full of towels.


We drove 30 minutes to go meet up with the nice lady, who was shocked at how young they were. Another day and they both would have perished. She promised to get them home, cleaned and fed.

My son was sad about the third one not making it. I comforted him by saying that his actions prevented one death from being three.

We hope the two little trash pandas are doing well in their new home.


Story submitted by David Carpenter from Winter Garden, Florida.

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