Half Blind Raccoon In Illinois Has Two Pet Kittens
The video of the half blind raccoon with two pet kittens is guaranteed to make your Monday better!
A woman named Eryn in Illinois has been feeding an adorable, half blind raccoon every day for the last 5 years. This adorable critter would appear from the woods early each morning, come up to her back deck and take advantage of whatever Eryn left for him to eat. According to the description in her youtube video,
This is a Blind Raccoon. He is at least 5 years old and has been coming to our house for about 5 years. There is something wrong with his tapetum lucidum. His eyes shine bright green during the day. He is at least partially blind. He walks into things. He is afraid of the wind, high grass, birds, and snow. He is out and about during the day. He comes to our house for food early in the morning usually around 6-9AM. He often returns for seconds and sometimes comes back for thirds. His bottom lip is missing so we feed him soft pasta noodles soaked in cream of chicken soup. We often cut up small pieces of hot dogs, ham, pork, etc. He refuses to eat canned cat/dog food.
That would make a freakin' adorable story all by itself. But then one day, the raccoon shows up flanked by 2 black kittens. Check out the video below.
Sadly, one day the raccoon stopped showing up for his daily meals as mentioned in the video,
Sadly Blind Raccoon passed away sometime in June of 2015. (6 months after my mom and 15 yr old cat did). We don't know how he passed away but we hope that it was somewhere peaceful in the woods behind our house. We took care of him for more than 5 years. The average lifespan for a raccoon in the wild is only about 1-3 years. So a blind/handicapped Raccoon surviving at least 5 years is a pretty long time. He was a miracle.
Eryn has since taken the Raccoon's little seeing eye cats in as furry family members.
Now, go into the world and treat other humans as kittens treat blind raccoons.