By Sheyla

LifeBuzz Staff

This Orphaned Raccoon Thinks She’s A Dog, It’s The Cutest Case Of Mistaken Identity Ever.

Pumpkin is not like other raccoons. She may not actually be aware the species she belongs to or maybe she just identifies better with canines. Rosie Kemp, who lives in Nassau, Bahamas, discovered the young animal after she had fallen off a tree and broke one of her legs.

Kemp hoped that the mom would return for her cub. When she realized she was not coming back, she nursed Pumpkin back to health with the help of her daughter Laura Young.

Laura Young and her husband adopted Pumpkin. The family already had two rescue dogs.

Pumpkin is growing up with two older siblings: Toffee and Oreo. "She now thinks she is a dog… she is able to play and be rough with them and she respects them when they have had enough," says Young.

Raccoons are highly intelligent animals and Pumpkin is no exception: she has learned to use the toilet.

Pumpkin's adventures can be followed on her Instagram account.

It is illegal to keep a raccoon as a pet in the United States due to the spread of rabies. In the Bahamas, however, they are not carriers of the viral disease.

She seems to have a sweet tooth.

The one-year-old loves to lounge by the pool to cool down from the Caribbean sun.

Pumpkin's favorite food are watermelon and eggs: sunny-side up, no less.

Raccoons are wild animals who are not domesticated. Consequently, they can become "moody" when confined indoors. Nonetheless, Pumpkin loves the luxuries of air conditioning and reading.

Giving one of her siblings some love.

Pumpkin, Toffee, and Oreo are livin' the good life in the Bahamas.

Here's a raccoon that can ride a bicycle.

Source: Pumpkin the Raccoon

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