A Tiny Baby Raccoon Hugs a Fluffy Plush Version of Himself After Being Rescued From the Side of the Road

While out driving one day a compassionate human named Eric found a baby raccoon on the side of the road. The tiny procyonid was left all alone after his mother was hit by a car.

Luckily, Eric knew the human to Tito the Raccoon, who has a great deal of experience working with rescued animals, so Eric handed of the racoon to his care. Tito’s human took this little guy home, fed him and made him comfortable in a quarantine box complete with a comfy bed and a nice fluffy plush raccoon for hugging.

Unfortunately a mother raccoon was hit by a car. Eric ended up seeing something moving on the side of the road and stopped to see what it was. It turned out to be a baby raccoon. We don’t know if there were other babies, but this was the only one that was found. He took it home where he cared for it for a week. He got in touch with me and I went and picked the little guy up. He is around 5-6 weeks old and still way too young to survive on his own.

After the vet lifted the quarantine, the little guy was named Cheeto and joined Tito and a growing menagerie of other animals (including a playful hedgehog named Theo) .

Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

Lori is a Laughing Squid Contributing Editor based in New York City who has been writing blog posts for over a decade. She also enjoys making jewelry, playing guitar, taking photos and mixing craft cocktails. Lori can be found posting on Threads and sharing photos on Instagram.