A small three-week-old raccoon was found by chance on the side of the road, sitting in the pouring rain, lost and unsure of what to do. Fortunately, the raccoon quickly found a new home with Carey Long, the founder of a fawn sanctuary.
There, the raccoon named Jasper quickly formed a friendship with a young fawn and became so attached to it that he started considering himself an deer. Carey decided to capture their remarkable friendship on camera.
Carey Long’s farm is home to around 75 deer, and she is a passionate advocate for their well-being. However, she typically does not work with other types of animals. On that day, she couldn’t bear to leave the little raccoon to its own fate and brought it to the farm.
The baby raccoon had to be hand-fed with a dropper at first, but he quickly adapted to his new surroundings. After a week, a young fawn named Hope was brought to Carey.
Jasper and Hope instantly became friends. The raccoon never strayed far from the fawn and imitated many of its actions. When Hope goes to sleep, Jasper climbs onto him, curls up, and falls asleep too.
Their friendship is so unique that such a combination of species would be highly unusual in the wild.
However, on the farm, animals of different species get along perfectly, creating an amazing and heartwarming bond.