Prankster ties ‘get well soon’ balloon to road-kill raccoon (PHOTO)
While those a little squeamish may recoil at the sight of a dead raccoon, one Colorado resident just couldn’t resist bringing a little dark humor to proceedings by tying a ‘Get Well Soon’ balloon to the unfortunate animal.
The helium filled balloon, complete with butterflies and flowers, was tied to the piece of road-kill in Boulder, Colorado, by an anonymous motorist on Thursday.
"It's sad for the raccoon but it really did brighten my day," Hanna Gould told Boulder Daily Camera.
Dunno what's worse, the raccoon or me creepily standing nearby watching people take photos of it.— Sarah Kuta (@SarahKuta) August 4, 2016
Spotted by local journalist Sarah Kuta, one local told her they thought the person who killed the raccoon was trying to improve their karma through some black humor.
They wouldn’t be the first to do such a thing either. In fact, the deceased raccoon joins a long list of roadkill which have been decorated with such balloons.
Just saw a roadkill deer on the side of the road with a "Happy Birthday" balloon tied to its leg. Only in Southern Indiana.— Tony Laurenzana (@dukedynamite) June 12, 2016
Some have gone even a little further, creating what could be described as a shrine to a dead raccoon.
Here’s hoping historians don’t look back on this period of humanity as a point where we worshiped raccoons as some sort of overlord.
GUYS! I FINALLY SAW ROADKILL WITH A GET WELL BALLOON TIED TO IT! BEST DAY EVER!— Kate (@katefrets) May 31, 2016