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Blind Woodchuck Saved From Certain Death Becomes A Human Family Member

Meet Coco the woodchuck, who was found lying in a family’s yard, and seemed to be dead

Blind Woodchuck Saved From Certain Death Becomes A Human Family Member


“While Coco was in the 90-degree heat… birds had started to come down and peck at her head”

Blind Woodchuck Saved From Certain Death Becomes A Human Family Member


She spent 3 days paralyzed and unable to move

Blind Woodchuck Saved From Certain Death Becomes A Human Family Member


The people who found her called a local wildlife rehabber, Molly Ryan, who started treating her

Blind Woodchuck Saved From Certain Death Becomes A Human Family Member


The woman was doing everything to nurture the animal back to health

Blind Woodchuck Saved From Certain Death Becomes A Human Family Member


Ryan would get up twice at night to check on Coco, and ended up putting her in bed

Blind Woodchuck Saved From Certain Death Becomes A Human Family Member


“She would snuggle up right by me and make sure part of her body was touching me all night”

Blind Woodchuck Saved From Certain Death Becomes A Human Family Member

Just as the woman started to think about releasing Coco back into the wild…

Blind Woodchuck Saved From Certain Death Becomes A Human Family Member


“I noticed she held her eyes at half-mast or sometimes not open at all”

Blind Woodchuck Saved From Certain Death Becomes A Human Family Member

Ryan took her to the vet, and he confirmed: the animal was blind

Blind Woodchuck Saved From Certain Death Becomes A Human Family Member

Just like this, Coco became a permanent member of Ryans’ family

Blind Woodchuck Saved From Certain Death Becomes A Human Family Member

“There is nothing that makes getting out of bed harder than…”

Blind Woodchuck Saved From Certain Death Becomes A Human Family Member

“Having to leave a gently snoring round fluffball of snuggling woodchuck”

Blind Woodchuck Saved From Certain Death Becomes A Human Family Member
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