By Ian Sager
Call it the animal equivalent of lightning striking twice.
According to a report, two brothers recently learned they were both caring for orphaned raccoons. Yes, raccoons.
Bill MacDonald of Prince Edward Island told CBC News he found a baby raccoon in a box left outside his family’s business three months ago.
“So I took the cover off and there was a little baby raccoon, kind of on his last, you might say, in the box. So what were we to do with him?” MacDonald explained.
After determining the mother had been hit by a car and killed, MacDonald and his wife Joan reportedly took the raccoon in, named him Rambo, and nursed him back to health. Now, MacDonald’s dog has a playmate.
But in a strange – and almost unbelievable – twist, Bill reportedly learned a week later that his brother had performed a similar feat.
“I mean, what are you going to do? Just let him go get run over by traffic, killed by a coyote or whatever happens to be in the neighborhood?” Eric MacDonald said of his companion, Rascal.
Despite being warned it’s illegal to keep wild animals as pets on Prince Edward Island, the MacDonald brothers reportedly told the broadcaster that they’re not quite ready to let go of their furry friends.
Here’s hoping their garbage bins are well secured.