They found a tiny three-week-old raccoon by chance on the roadside, where he sat under the pouring rain, lost and unsure of what to do.
Fortunately, the raccoon quickly found a new home with Carey Long, who is the founder of a fawn sanctuary. Here, the raccoon, named Jasper, quickly bonded with a little fawn and became so attached to it that he started considering himself as a deer. The remarkable friendship between the raccoon and the fawn prompted Carey to capture the heartwarming moments.
Carey Long’s farm is home to about 75 fawns, and she is a true enthusiast in her cause. However, she typically doesn’t deal with other types of animals.
On that day, she couldn’t just leave the little raccoon to fate and brought him to her farm. Initially, she had to feed the little one through a dropper, but he quickly adapted to the new conditions. A week later, Carey brought another fawn named Hope to the farm.
Jasper and Hope instantly became friends. The raccoon doesn’t leave the fawn’s side and imitates many of its actions. When Hope goes to sleep, Jasper climbs onto him, curls up, and falls asleep as well. Their friendship is so unique that in the wild, such a combination of species would be highly unusual.
But on the farm, animals of different species get along perfectly, creating an amazing and heartwarming bond.