Pumpkin The Raccoon

by ChinaBambi

This adorable orphaned raccoon thinks it’s a dog

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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.

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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.

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“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.

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

I want my own 🙂 I would call it Meeko!

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