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Raccoon saved
Posted by: samintx
Date: June 13, 2018 08:09AM
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Re: Raccoon saved
Posted by: Blankity Blank
Date: June 13, 2018 08:43AM
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Now somewhere in the glass and steel hills of Minnesota
There lived a young rascal named Rocky Raccoon
And one day his woman ran off with another guy
Hit young Rocky in the eye
Rocky didn't like that
He said, "I'm gonna climb way up high"
So one day he climbed to the sky
Booked himself some room in the penthouse saloon



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Re: Raccoon saved
Posted by: tronnei
Date: June 13, 2018 09:06AM
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Now somewhere in the glass and steel hills of Minnesota
There lived a young rascal named Rocky Raccoon
And one day his woman ran off with another guy
Hit young Rocky in the eye
Rocky didn't like that
He said, "I'm gonna climb way up high"
So one day he climbed to the sky
Booked himself some room in the penthouse saloon

Wonderful!

In McCartney's original version of the song, Rocky WAS from Minnesota, not "Dakota" as heard on The White Album. Check out the demo on The Beatles Anthology III.
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Re: Raccoon saved
Posted by: Kraniac
Date: June 13, 2018 09:55AM
happy for that..poor little darling. I love em.
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Re: Raccoon saved
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: June 13, 2018 09:59AM
.....but.....but....rabies......



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Re: Raccoon saved
Posted by: billb
Date: June 13, 2018 11:04AM
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Re: Raccoon saved
Posted by: jh
Date: June 13, 2018 12:16PM
While I appreciate the raccoon's chutzpah there are downsides to the critters which make me less appreciative of the species. As mentioned before in a previous thread they can contract rabies and other diseases harmful to animals and humans.

My neighbor, an elderly lady on a fixed income had one rip part of her roof off and camp out in her attic. I suspect there may have been an opening of some sort to giving an invite to the raccoon. It cost her an extensive amount of money from a wildlife business to get rid of the racoon, clean up after it, and pay a a roofer to repair the roof damage. She had lived in her home for over 60 years and never had a problem with animals such as these. We currently have and have had in the past raccoons pass through our yard and rest in our trees while searching for food. Our small dog is never let out at night, even in a fenced yard, without supervision.

All to say the reason for our raccoon visits are that my next door neighbor SETS OUT FOOD for them.

Don't get me started about that situation. mad smiley
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Re: Raccoon saved
Posted by: pdq
Date: June 13, 2018 12:40PM
Yeah, over the years we live-trapped a number of troublesome wild critters at our house in the MSP suburbs. Most were docile when captured, but the male raccoon we caught once was a mean SOB, hissing and repeatedly trying to strike at us through the cage walls of the live trap.

It looked healthy otherwise tho, so I took the trap with Rocky inside, and a tennis racket and a hockey stick to a wildlife area about a mile away. I wish someone would have been filming as I tried to release the trap with the far end of the hockey stick, while clutching the tennis racket in case the beast came for me. As it turns out, once the trap got open, he just loped off into the bushes.

I tell ya, it can be a jungle up here when animals go bad.
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Re: Raccoon saved
Posted by: pipiens
Date: June 14, 2018 03:13AM
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Re: Raccoon saved
Posted by: freeradical
Date: June 14, 2018 03:09PM
Here in Sacramento, raccoons love to set up their daytime homes in palm trees, especially those that have not been properly maintained.

Sometimes you see where people have wrapped sheet metal around the tree from around the 10 to 20 foot line to keep them from climbing up.

You really don't want these critters in your neighborhood.
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