Raccoon Who Was Buried Alive Is Saved by Generous Children


407
407 points

Dray McMillon and his two boys, Rylen, 12, and Daiton, 14, returned to their Texas home earlier this week following a family excursion. The two lads made the decision to go exploring in the neighboring woods with only a few hours of daylight remaining.

Daiton and Rylen encountered various animal burrows along the road, one of which had collapsed. It wasn’t empty, though.

They discovered a raccoon in the hole that was two to three feet deep. According to McMillon, just his head and front legs were visible. “The lads phoned me right away and informed me what they had discovered.”

The raccoon was buried alive as a result of the burrow collapse.

Credit: WILD WEST WILDLIFE REHABILITATION CENTER

It’s unclear exactly how long the raccoon had been stuck there, unable to escape the hole. But Daiton and Rylen had found him in time — and they knew they had to help.

They ran home and got their dad, leading him to the spot.

“When I arrived, the raccoon was gasping for air,” McMillon said. “It was very sad to see this animal struggle. My boys were very adamant that we had to save the animal.”

Using a shovel and their hands, McMillon and his sons carefully worked to dig the raccoon out. As night fell, they called the Wild West Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, who sent volunteers to assist.

And working together to save his life, the desperate raccoon was finally freed:

Fortunately, the raccoon was well enough to be released shortly after, despite being tired. The animal that Daiton and Rylen had fought so hard to save moved away from the area alive and free because of them.

My guys had a sense of success, I could see it,” McMillon said. They were overjoyed to see the animal safely freed.

Credit: WILD WEST WILDLIFE REHABILITATION CENTER

Had Daiton and Rylen not found the raccoon and persisted on sparing his life, things would probably have turned out quite differently for the animal. They simply feel glad that they were able to assist when they were needed.

They told me about their delight when we returned to the house, according to McMillon. “I knew they wouldn’t soon forget this,” the speaker said.


Like it? Share with your friends!

407
407 points

What's Your Reaction?

hate hate
0
hate
confused confused
0
confused
fail fail
0
fail
fun fun
0
fun
geeky geeky
0
geeky
love love
1
love
lol lol
0
lol
omg omg
0
omg
win win
1
win

0 Comments

Your email address will not be published.

Choose A Format
Personality quiz
Series of questions that intends to reveal something about the personality
Trivia quiz
Series of questions with right and wrong answers that intends to check knowledge
Poll
Voting to make decisions or determine opinions
Story
Formatted Text with Embeds and Visuals
List
The Classic Internet Listicles
Countdown
The Classic Internet Countdowns
Open List
Submit your own item and vote up for the best submission
Ranked List
Upvote or downvote to decide the best list item
Meme
Upload your own images to make custom memes
Video
Youtube and Vimeo Embeds
Audio
Soundcloud or Mixcloud Embeds
Image
Photo or GIF
Gif
GIF format