Cute raccoon catching snowflakes is captured on home security camera

Raccoon playing in snow
(Image credit: Timothy Ellis / YouTube)

An external security camera has captured a video of a raccoon trying to catch falling snowflakes, standing on its hind legs with its arms outstretched. No matter how old you are, snow can be pretty magical – and this one raccoon from Washington State seems to think exactly the same. 

Although raccoons often have a bad rep for being vicious and riddled with diseases, it’s hard to imagine this after watching the adorable clip. The heartwarming video was captured by YouTuber Timothy Ellis who found the raccoon playing in his snow-covered garden a week before Christmas. 

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.