Aug 2, 2009

Baldy Raccoon

You're looking at Baldy, a hairless raccoon living in Toronto. Though images that have surfaced of her prompted all sorts of speculation as to what she might be, she's definitely a female raccoon. How do we know? She's given birth to healthy raccoon babies. That's a pretty good clue.

Neighbors started noticing her losing her hair a couple of years ago, and she's somehow managed to survive a Canadian winter being totally bald (the dog food left out for her is helping). So, here's to Baldy, wishing her luck. May your mange or alopecia or whatever it is that has stricken you not cause you too much distress.

Thanks for the article, Alison.

Photo source: Colin Williams via TheStar.com

6 comments:

Deaf Indian Muslim Anarchist! said...

I just barfed in my mouth.

Anonymous said...

Are they sure it doesn't have mange? Anyways, seeing a picture of a live bald raccoon makes it even more clear what the Montauk monster was.

Anonymous said...

Poor thing. We all know how hardy Canadians are though ;)

The Inn and Spa at Cedar Falls said...

The Montauk monster and her share a disease of some sort. It might be worth it to get a skin scraping from her! Anyone brave enough to get close???

bigcitylib said...

How do you know she's had babies? I haven't heard that.

Raging Wombat said...

Click the link I placed on the word "Photo" in the credit. The Star is reporting it.