This is what a hairless raccoon looks like


34 Responses to “This is what a hairless raccoon looks like”

  1. Doran says:

    It’s a lot cuter than I expected. I hope the little critter is okay.

  2. Kenmrph says:

    Am I projecting the look of embarrassment onto its face?

  3. Scott Elyard says:

    From now on, I shall reconstruct all procyonids this way.

  4. Brendon says:

    Kill it with fire.

  5. Brainspore says:

    Tomorrow: “This is what a sunburned raccoon looks like.”

  6. OliveGreenapple says:

    So while hairless bears look even scarier without their fur, hairless raccoons still look deceptively cute.

    Hairless cats are the perfect in-between, equal parts of cute and repulsive.

  7. Stefan Jones says:

    Unicorn chaser, please.

    One with hair.

  8. theophrastvs says:

    ought to establish a website:   “(almost) naked animals”,  (good luck acquiring the rights) as a public service.  because it might save a few:  “aeeeiii! call the cryptozoologist!! (i’ve got ‘em on speed-dial)”   could have a whole subtree of “owls without feathers” ( )

    • Brainspore says:

      ought to establish a website:   “(almost) naked animals”

      Rule 34. Someone’s probably got a whole fetish site dedicated to coon-tang.

  9. anon0mouse says:


  10. Eric Lilius says:

    that’s one mangy ‘coon

    • welcomeabored says:

      We’ve been seeing a fox with a hairless tail in the neighborhood and have assumed it’s mange too.  Sad to see no hair on his tail.  How does he keeps his nose warm?

  11. allium says:

    This job calls for a sly cooper.

  12. Dacha Kane says:

    Poor thing in the bottom pics looks like its got mange. Don’t worry about killing with fire. If that’s the case he’ll keel over from chronic skin infection or maybe hypothermia.

    • OliveGreenapple says:

      Hopefully somebody will treat it. If not for the raccoon’s sake then because once mange gets established plenty of animals can get it.

    • Matt says:

      The Reddit consensus is that it’s not mange because he doesn’t appear to have scratched his skin off along with his hair. I’m fond of the theory that it’s hormonally-induced baldness from scarfing down too many discarded birth control pills.

  13. Missy Pants says:

    Couple years ago in Toronto we had lots of reports of “Baldy the Parkdale Raccoon” – think she’s died since then though, poor thing, must’ve been cold in winter!

  14. pjcamp says:

    Dude could use a lap band.

  15. pjcamp says:

    I like that it kept its shoes on.

  16. Squood says:

    It certainly looks cuter completely bald than looking half-eaten. This is actually a good opportunity for someone to knit him a little burglar costume.

  17. nachoproblem says:

    Fuzzy-Wuzzy had no hair, so Fuzzy-Wuzzy wasn’t…. Aw, dammit. Poor thing.

  18. Andrew S. says:

    Whatever that is, it is not “delightful.” Ughh.

  19. robcruickshank says:

    I’ve often wondered why we, as hairless animals, are so freaked out by other hairless animals.  A friend of mine coined the term “unfuzzy valley” to describe this feeling. 

  20. Sparg says:

    Them’s good eatin’!

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