Man Who Showers With Raccoon Fights to Keep Pet

Mark Brown says he rescued his raccoon Rebekah and has launched a campaign to keep his friend.
2:20 | 08/14/13

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raccoon man, of course. He is a youtube sensation. He's gone viral for his video showing life with his beloved raccoons. He rescues them. And now, he's battling to get those little buddies back. Abc's john muller has his wild story. Reporter: Showering with a raccoon, odd maybe for some. But this is another day for mark brown. This little black-eyed bandit is at the center of a mas social media campaign, started by her owner. I have had one of my children taken from me. Reporter: Brown has raised rebecca since she was bottle feeding. Now, the state has taken her away, saying it's illegal to keep wild animals as pets. But this isn't mark's first pet raccoon. In this 2012 video, brown is dancing with gun show. And it catapulted him into the youtube stratosphere. Over 1 million hits. Gun show getting a bath with hannah montana shampoo. Even drinking pepsi. Brown and gun show were gearing up for their own reality show, until his furry buddy passed away earlier this year. Now, brown says he will fight for rebecca's return to the bitter end. I will get rebecca back. What I've done should be commended and not condemned. I've done no wrong. Reporter: Brown says he rescued rebecca when she was born back in may. He even bottle fed her. She would play. Digged. Pick flowers. Whatever. She done what raccoons do. And he says he's been protecting her ever since. If she's released into the wild, all hunters have a legal right to train their con dogs with her or kill her or trap her for her fur. That's not what I want. Reporter: Now, brown is fighting back against the tennessee wildlife resources agency that took rebecca away. Asking the governor, directly, to help him get his rebecca back. We have a nationwide campaign called free rebecca. 75 to 100 e-mails we answer daily. They're all petitioning governor bill haslin to let me get a permit to keep her. Reporter: For "good morning america," john muller, abc news, new york.

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