A Blonde Raccoon Has Been Seen Roaming the Roads of Hornick, Iowa
There's a new resident in the town of Hornick, Iowa that has people talking.
If you're not familiar with Hornick, it's a small little town in Woodbury County that is technically part of the Sioux City metropolitan area.
You should know this new member of Hornick is not your ordinary, average resident. Those who have encountered him describe him as a fury, four-legged, blonde raccoon. That's right, I said a "blonde" raccoon.
Now when you think of your typical-looking raccoon, chances are you probably conjure up images of a critter with those distinctive black mask markings around its eyes, with black rings around its fluffy tail. Nope, not this little dude, supposedly this new Iowa resident is a very rare albino raccoon.
Dakota News Now is reporting that several videos captured from Hornick resident Krystal Folsom's phone depict a blonde raccoon hanging out outside her back door.
According to the Dakota News Now article, a couple of weeks ago, Folsom peeked out of her door, and low and behold there was a blonde raccoon.
Folsom has lived in Hornick for eight years, and during that time, she's seen numerous raccoons, but never an albino one.
Dakota News Now reports that Folsom had a hunch she was dealing with a rare little critter so she hopped on the internet and did some research. She discovered that blonde raccoons are indeed rare. It has to do with the pigment in their skin, the recessive genes have to be just perfect for it to come out as blonde.
Now Folsom is on a quest to get more quality time with old Blondie. She started putting out corn and grapes with the hope that it would help lure more raccoons to her yard.
Sounds like the plan is working, her blonde fury friend made another appearance on Tuesday night of this week. Word has it, this time he came right up to her window.
Folsom is a big animal lover at heart and plans to keep on leaving out food for the raccoons in the hope that she continues to have many more Blondie sightings in the future.
Source: Dakota News Now
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