When this little lady fell out of a tree, Rosie Kemp wasn't sure what to do. She waited to see if the mother would come back for her injured baby, but when she never did, Kemp decided to take her in.
The one-month-old raccoon had broken her back leg and still needed to be fed. Rosie decided that she would take on the responsibility and raise the little one. She named her Pumpkin and they bonded right away.
Rosie and her daughter Laura raised Pumpkin in their home in the Bahamas where it is actually legal to own them as pets. "They are unbelievably intelligent, very aware, and I would say they are even able to express emotions," Laura said of her experience with Pumpkin.
Pumpkin lives in Laura's home with her husband and two dogs who the raccoon loves so much that she just might think she is one of them.
"She instantly bonded with us and our two rescue dogs and follows me [the dogs] everywhere we go. She is able to play and be rough with them and she respects them when they have had enough."
Pumpkin lives the high life now and enjoys swimming in the pool, eating snacks, and watching TV!
The one problem with Pumpkin is that she is sometimes a bit of a handful. Laura explains that "raccoons are NOT pets. 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."
Probably hard to stay mad at this sweet girl though!
You can follow Pumpkin the raccoon on Instagram if you want to see what shes up to! Highly recommend, it's pretty adorable!