Sick mythical-looking Harry Potter creature found hiding under a car in Florida is revealed to be a hairless RACCOON that died after battling an infection
- A hairless creature found in Florida on Friday has been revealed to be a raccoon
- The Back To Nature Wildlife Refuge said the animal was found hiding under a car
- The mythical-looking creature was brought in for medical treatment on Saturday
- The rescue service said she was likely battling a alopecia or genetic mutation
- The ill raccoon died on Wednesday after her health continued to decline
A unusual hairless creature that bore a striking resemblance to House-elf from Harry Potter was revealed to be a severely ill raccoon that passed away on Wednesday.
The Back To Nature Wildlife Refuge in Orange County, Florida, shared several Facebook posts this week that showed the terrified animal after it was rescued Friday from underneath a car.
The wildlife rescue service said the raccoon was brought in for medical treatment on Saturday.
The animal’s health continued to decline from there, and it sadly died the day before Thanksgiving.
This unusual hairless creature found in Florida on Friday was revealed to be a severely ill raccoon that passed away on Wednesday
The Back To Nature Wildlife Refuge in Orange County, Florida said she was likely battling a alopecia or genetic mutation she was born with
The rescue service said she was likely battling a alopecia or genetic mutation she was born with.
‘We know you are all anxious to hear news about our sweet girl… and though we chose to remain hopeful and diligent with her care and condition, we sincerely regret to inform you that she passed away late last night, in her sleep,’ the Facebook post said.
‘We couldn’t be more grateful for the chance to try to save her. And though we couldn’t save her, we will choose not to look at her passing as a failure, but as a small success.
This tragic photo shows the hairless raccoon shortly before she passed away
‘Her arrival to BTN’s doorsteps allowed us the opportunity to share her beauty with you all.
‘She brought so much awareness to not only her condition, but to her species (often looked as a nuisance), and to the refuge and our mission. For that, we are truly grateful.’
The rescue service further thanked their followers for their support.
‘Thank you all so much for your kind words, thoughts, prayers, healing energy and support to the organization. Have a happy and safe Thanksgiving.’
The animal’s health continued to decline since it was rescued over the weekend. It died the day before Thanksgiving