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Have You Seen This? Raccoon goes for a ride during Hurricane Dorian

By Katie Workman, | Posted - Sep. 16, 2019 at 2:33 p.m.

LONGS, South Carolina — Rain, or wind, or even snow doesn’t stop this little raccoon from taking the delicious food that’s owed to him.

My bank account after eating out every night last week can relate.

The description for this video notes, “During hurricane Dorian we noticed a raccoon eating from our bird feeder in the backyard. He comes every afternoon to raid the feeders, apparently even during the hurricane! The wind gusts didn’t deter him from eating, just took him for a ride!”

Take a look:

Upon closer inspection, this is actually just leaked footage of me desperately holding on as my life’s falling apart.

The storm is a metaphor for my inner turmoil and existential angst. The birdfeeder is the hopes and dreams I’m clinging to for my own sanity … or perhaps the unsuspecting carton of ice cream in my fridge at 3 a.m. as I come to devour it and cry my sorrows away.

The laughing man is karma, ready to dish out the bad mojo that’s coming for me.

Sharing such a personal video can be daunting, but I trust that you’ll be mature about this.

Because sometimes, we are all raccoons in a hurricane, ignoring the tempestuous winds of our trials and stuffing our faces with comforting, yummy, mouth-watering food.

On an unrelated note, I’m going out for lunch.

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Kaitlyn Workman is a University of Utah political science and mass communications major. Contact her at

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