By Mark Frauenfelder at 1:18 pm Fri, May 31, 2013
Delightful! (Via Reddit)
It’s a lot cuter than I expected. I hope the little critter is okay.
Am I projecting the look of embarrassment onto its face?
I think I’m projecting the look of “Dude, WTF?” onto the face of his raccoon buddy.
From now on, I shall reconstruct all procyonids this way.
Kill it with fire.
Hair it with Rogaine
Maybe it’s Maybelline
Then give it some Wildroot.
Tomorrow: “This is what a sunburned raccoon looks like.”
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.
Just like cats with hair, then?
My first thought was that it still looks like it weighs 50 lbs. and could take a finger off.
Unicorn chaser, please.
One with hair.
So you’re in the mood for something horny, but not naked and horny.
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” ( https://www.google.com/search?q=owl+without+feathers&tbm=isch )
ought to establish a website: “(almost) naked animals”
Rule 34. Someone’s probably got a whole fetish site dedicated to coon-tang.
I was going to say it looks a lot like a Montauk Monster.
that’s one mangy ‘coon
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?
This job calls for a sly cooper.
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.
Hopefully somebody will treat it. If not for the raccoon’s sake then because once mange gets established plenty of animals can get it.
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.
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!
Dude could use a lap band.
I like that it kept its shoes on.
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.
Fuzzy-Wuzzy had no hair, so Fuzzy-Wuzzy wasn’t…. Aw, dammit. Poor thing.
Whatever that is, it is not “delightful.” Ughh.
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.
Them’s good eatin’!
Baked with a persimmon in its mouth?
I’m not much for sweet and meat in the same dish, but a nice persimmon pie after the raccoon stew would be perfect!
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