Exhausted Raccoon Falls Asleep In Fisherman's Tackle Box After Ocean Rescue

June 6, 2023

A fisherman in Key West saved a young raccoon he found treading water in the ocean.

The raccoon fell asleep almost immediately in his tackle box. He had to have been on his last bit of strength to just fall asleep next to a human so fast.

"Came upon this little raccoon swimming across the channel," the fisherman said. "Figured I would pick him up and drop him off at the nearest island. I guess he was exhausted because within a couple of minutes, he was sound asleep and I couldn't wake him up. I went on with my day and ended up taking him back to the main island. Big Pine Key is a wild deer sanctuary with not a lot of people and cars so I think he will be happy there."

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