James Blackwood from Nova Scotia is a peculiar man. Also known as a “Racoon Whisperer,” he spends every evening tending to a group of raccoons who have made his porch a home. Mr. Blackwood didn’t start this tradition, it was his late wife who was doing it at first. She passed away in 2003. Since then, he has continued hanging out with the raccoons.
Mr. Blackwood once said: “I live in a forested area few neighbors and they don’t bother anyone else. This was my wife’s project and she died in 2003 of cancer and begged me on her death bed to take care of her raccoons and cats and her mothers. I honored her wishes and took care of the cats and her mother for the next ten years. I have two rescue cats that live here Connor and Charlotte but they stay indoors.”
There are videos that include a various number of raccoons, but most often, it’s the same 17 that appear on his porch. In the video below, you can see him feeding these 17 little critters.
This awesome man cares deeply for these creatures, tending to them regularly. He clarifies in the video his act of kindness for anyone who may be concerned about the wellbeing of the critters: “They leave in the fall and in the spring seek out new territories to start families. They are not totally dependent on me for food, they do still eat in the wild.”