A 10-year-old girl from Richardson, Texas, had a surprise slumber party with a raccoon who crawled into her bunk bed. Mattie Gelman woke up with him sitting right next to her head. She told her mom that he was gentle — and even let the girl pet him. The firs thing Mattie said to the raccoon was, “Hey buddy.” The family figured out that the raccoon crawled into the house through the doggy door. After a failed attempt to lure the raccoon out with leftover Valentine’s Day candy, the family managed to force it into a box to eventually release it in their front yard. He was never aggressive or scared.
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