When This Woman Saw This Injured Raccoon, She Had To Take Her In

Cuteness overload.

Meet Pumpkin, a rescued Bahamian raccoon.

One day last year, Rosie Kemp saw this lovable raccoon for the first time. The 1-month-old had fallen out of a tree in Kemp's backyard. She was suffering from a broken leg.  

Kemp soon realized that the raccoon's mother wasn't coming for her. Aware that there are no raccoon rescues and it's legal to own them in Nassau, Bahamas, where she lives, Kemp and her daughter Laura Young decided to take in the abandoned, injured raccoon. They named her Pumpkin. 

"Raccoons are NOT pets," Young told The Dodo. "They are wild animals, so they are quite moody. Unlike dogs and cats, they are not domesticated. Like a spoiled child if she doesn't get her way, she will let you know."

That meant that raising Pumpkin was both a challenge and a huge responsibility. She now lives with Young, her husband and their two rescue dogs. 

"She instantly bonded with us and our two rescue dogs and follows me and our two dogs everywhere we go," Young told The Dodo. "She now thinks she is a dog … she is able to play and be rough with them and she respects them when they have had enough."

Young shares adorable photos of Pumpkin on her very own Instagram

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