It’s quite common to see a happy dog hanging its head out of a car window enjoying the Florida breeze, but what about a raccoon?
A video taken by a mother and daughter during a Sunday afternoon car ride shows a raccoon sitting in the lap of a driver and poking its head out of a car window riding next to them on a road in Citrus County.
The video was shared on Facebook and eventually made its way back to the raccoon’s owner.
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Trisha Dunavant posted on the Facebook post that the raccoon’s name is “Hank Williams” and that she rescued him when he was two weeks old after he fell out of a tree and was abandoned by its mother.
The woman also said that “Hank” thinks he is dog and is best friends with her 100-pound pit bull.
Having a raccoon as a pet may be uncommon, but it is legal in Florida. According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, a permit is required for personal possession of raccoons.
Other unusual pets that require permits in the state include skunks, deer and bats.