Pumpkin The Raccoon

by ChinaBambi

This adorable orphaned raccoon thinks it’s a dog


Meet the loveable raccoon who is taking Instagram by storm, and who also happens to think she’s a dog.

Pumpkin the raccoon faced a life of obscurity before she fell out of a tree and into the arms of a loving couple and their daughter in Nassau, the Bahamas.


Since then, the adorable raccoon has become an internet star with over 100,000 fans on Instagram – where daily updates about her exploits are posted. I am a follower!

Rosie Kemp and her husband, William, spent weeks nursing the raccoon, who suffered a broken back leg in the fall, back to health.

      The couple decided to hand-rear the raccoon themselves when the injured animal’s mother failed to return for her cub.

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They say raising Pumpkin is a “full-time job”, telling animal-loving website The Dodo she immediately struck up a bond with their two rescue dogs.

“She instantly bonded with us and our two rescue dogs and follows me and our two dogs everywhere we go,” she told the website.


“She now thinks she is a dog,” she added. “She is able to play and be rough with them and she respects them when they have had enough.”

Owning a raccoon as a pet without a permit is illegal in some US states, but it is legal in the Bahamas.


She is my new fav instgramer! Check Pumpkin out here.

I want my own 🙂 I would call it Meeko!



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