Pumpkin the Raccoon
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Pumpkin the Raccoon is a wild female raccoon that was adopted as a pet by a family in the Bahamas. After becoming house-bred, photographs of Pumpkin both by herself and with the dogs in the household became popular online.
Pumpkin fell out of a tree in the backyard of Rosie Kemp of the Bahamas in October 2014 as a baby. The local animal shelter would not take the raccoon, so Kemp and her daughter, Laura Young, began caring for the raccoon themselves in their home. On December 30th, 2014, Young began posting on Instagram a photo diary of caring for Pumpkin, who immediately befriended her dogs, Toffee and Oreo. This first photo has received 6,498 likes as of January 12th, 2016.
Pumpkin's Instagram profile quickly began growing in popularity, partially because of the novelty of a pet raccoon, and partially because the raccoon was very cute. A reddit post to /r/aww titled "My friend rescued a baby raccoon. Meet Pumpkin, the raccoon who is too cute to handle!" on February 4th, 2015 received 3,006 points (95% upvoted) before it was archived. Other photos of Pumpkin began to become popular in the forum as well. In October 2015, CBS News online published an article about Pumpkin's story; by then, the raccoon already had over 77,000 followers. As of January 12th, 2016 Pumpkin has 514,000 followers on Instagram, over 50,000 likes on Facebook, and over 3,200 followers on Twitter.
 Instagram – Pumpkin the Raccoon
 CBS News – Pumpkin the Raccoon is just an ordinary dog
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 /r/aww – My friend rescued a baby raccoon. Meet Pumpkin, the raccoon who is too cute to handle!
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