Blind Raccoon Turns Up With Two Unexpected Bodyguards

Raccoons are adorable little creatures, but they usually aren’t too friendly. Despite being so cute, raccoons are wild animals who don’t like being around humans and can sometimes be very aggressive. However, this blind raccoon that you are about to see makes an exception to that rule and you won’t believe why!

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#20. Cute Raccoon

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Raccoons are some of the most adorable animals but sadly, we can’t say the same about their behavior. They are usually known for stealing food and going through people’s garbage! And what is worse, if you get near them or try to touch them, they will probably attack you as a defense mechanism.

#19. Garbage Thief

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Even though most people associate raccoons with stealing, this doesn’t mean that they are mean-spirited. Does anyone know the real reason why they steal from people’s backyards? The answer will surprise you!

#18. They Are Hungry

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The only reason why raccoons go through people’s stuff is that they are looking for food. In fact, those raccoons who live in the cities have a hard time finding decent food. This is why most people find it difficult to get mad at them, even though they might damage their backyards.

#17. Raccoon Keeps Showing Up

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Our story starts when a young woman noticed that a raccoon keeps showing up in her backyard. The woman fed him once, but while she hoped that giving him food would be a one-time thing, he kept coming for more! How do you think she reacted to this?

#16. Great Friends

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Against all odds, the woman quickly befriended the strange raccoon and it was her pleasure to feed him delicious treats. The little animal would show up each morning and scratch the steps of the wooden deck, and the woman would immediately reach out and share some leftovers or some fruits.

#15. Special Raccoon

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The woman quickly became accustomed to having the raccoon in her backyard and she loved giving him food because he looked adorable! However, little did she know there was something different about this animal. Let’s see what made him special.

#14. The Woman Notices Something

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After the first two weeks went by, the woman began noticing something quite strange. The raccoon would always bump into things and he never learned how to climb the steps properly.  Why do you think this was happening? The reason will break your heart.

#13. The Raccoon Was Blind

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Sadly, the raccoon was blind. The woman figured this out after seeing how he didn’t care for his surroundings and because he always bumped into things. This made her care more for him, and she was proud to tell people about her new foster pet. But one day, the raccoon brought a friend with him.

#12. Bodyguard

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One day, the raccoon didn’t come alone! This time he had a bodyguard with him and it was a black cat! The woman was awestruck, as never had she seen a wild raccoon befriend a domesticated animal. What do you think the woman thought about this?

#11. The Cat Is Just Hungry

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At first, the woman thought that the cat was simply hungry and that there wasn’t something special about its presence. Therefore, the first day she just ignored the feline. But when she found out the truth, she was left baffled!

#10. Personal Guide

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The woman realized that the cat would keep on following the raccoon, and a few days later, she understood that the cat was the raccoon’s guide! The cat kept going around him making sure that he didn’t crash into something. Don’t believe me? Just look at the next picture and see for yourself.

#9. The Bodyguard

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As we can clearly see, the black cat was walking around the raccoon in order to help him find his way to the food. The first time she noticed this, the woman couldn’t believe what she was seeing, so during the following days, each time she put some food on the porch, she would stand just a couple of meters away just to see what would happen next. And guess what?

#8. Feeding Time

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Day after day, the cat would help the raccoon go up the steps and get to the food. The two friends would share the bowl of food that was set on the porch and they would leave as soon as they finished. But you won’t believe what happened next!

#7. Another Cat Shows Up

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After a few days, another black cat showed up out of nowhere. The woman, who saw everything from her living room window, couldn’t believe what was happening. The other black cat was also helping the raccoon find his way to the forest.

#6. Leading The Way

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With the cats leading the way, the blind raccoon had nothing to worry about. They would both escort him across the backyard, one on each side. This amazing adventure seemed to be taken from a Disney movie, don’t you think?

#5. Three Best Friends

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From the looks of it, these animals were just three best friends looking out for each other. While this friendship was definitely strange, the woman could not help but feel touched and startled at the same time.

#4. To The Woods

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The woman understood that the raccoon really needed the cats’ guidance, so she began leaving some extra amount of food for the three to feed on. Thus, the black cats started showing up on the porch on a regular basis as well. But this is not all! You won’t believe what the woman did next.

#3. Adopting The Stray Cats

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After realizing how helpful and nice the stray cats were to her beloved raccoon, she decided to adopt them. Isn’t that amazing? She took them to the vet for some checkups, and now they have their own bed in the living room. Let’s see how being house cats suits them!

#2. Happy Cats

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The two cats were super happy that they finally had a home and someone who loved them. Nonetheless, the thing that made the woman take these two black cats in is how much they cared for that poor raccoon. For nearly four years, the raccoon would show up at the woman’s house on a daily basis, and the two cats would play with him for a while.

#1. The Raccoon Passed Away

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The raccoon passed away in 2015 and he lived for at least five years. Even though everyone was heartbroken by the news, the life span of an average raccoon is three years and this means that this blind fellow had it better than most. Was it the overwhelming love that the cats and the woman shared towards him that made him live so long? I think so!

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