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Rescuers Find Extremely Rare Albino Raccoon With Infected Wound And Nurse Him Back To Health

by Kate Taylor
Kate is a writer who laughs at her own jokes and likes to pour too much hot sauce on her food.

Raccoons may look like an adorable mix between cats and dogs, but that they can still be pests. If you live near a wooded area, chances are you’ve seen them rummaging through your trash at some point.

While a regular old raccoon sighting is nothing to be excited about, getting a look at a very rare albino raccoon, on the other hand, is something to celebrate.

One such albino raccoon was brought to the Humane Animal Rescue Wildlife Center on February 6, 2018.

The center even shared the incident on their Facebook because it was so unusual. They wrote:

“Did you know that you have a better chance of being struck by lightning than seeing one of these critters in the wild? Some wildlife biologists believe that the chances for albinism are 1 in every 750,000 raccoons!”

They also mention that his eyes, like most creatures with albinism, are red, although it’s hard to tell from the photos.

This particular albino raccoon had a wound on his back that became infected. Luckily, it wasn’t anything that the wildlife experts couldn’t handle.

Raccoons are scrappy little animals, so the team did have to anesthetize him before they could properly tend to his wound. But he’s currently expected to make a full recovery. The center even posted a picture of him up and about, the morning after he was treated.

Take a look at this little guy in action by watching the video below!

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Photo: Inside Edition 

[H/T: WTAE Pittsburgh]

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