Magical touch – Burton man goes viral and saves raccoon from suffocation

The story of a man from Burton, Michigan who saved a raccoon from suffocating has become known on the Internet.

Yes, you read that right. William Messenger, a resident of Genesee County, was in his backyard on Friday, June 14, when the incident occurred.

I contacted William Messenger to ask him some questions about his skills as a raccoon rescuer and more.

Did the raccoon appear out of nowhere?

Yes, it was a coincidence. We were sitting around the campfire at my house and suddenly the raccoon appeared.

Was the raccoon afraid of you?

At first he was a little shy, but then the raccoon started to be open to us. It was strange, the raccoon behaved as if he was domesticated.

At some point the raccoon climbed up my buddy John's leg and tried to sit on his lap.

When did you notice that the raccoon was choking?

The raccoon wandered around looking for food for a good 10 minutes. Then we noticed that the raccoon was standing on its hind legs and had a strange expression on its face.

At first we didn't know what was going on. Then I realized that the raccoon was choking. “That's when I started hitting him on the back and the video started playing.

Were you afraid of being attacked by the raccoon after you rescued it?

I wasn't afraid after I rescued it because it had been with us for a while.

Below you can see the video of William Messenger saving the raccoon.

There's a Reddit thread dedicated to this feat if you'd like to check it out.

Well done, William Messenger, you are a hero!

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