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Old 05-22-22, 10:46 PM
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He needs another brewski...
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Old 05-23-22, 05:29 AM
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He needs another brewski...
I was commander at our local legion for a while. One morning I was there working on something when the trash guy came and dumped the dumpster. We do not have a bottle recycle program so there are hundreds of beer bottles and other booze dumped in the dumpster every night. When he sat the dumpster back down 3 raccoons started crawling out and staggering down the side of his truck. He said they did that ever time he emptied the trash. He usually waited a while for them to hop off before he drove away. They certainly appeared to be staggering.
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Old 05-23-22, 06:45 AM
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A building I used to live at had a sign on the dumpsters to keep them closed because "raccoons eat trash. Garbage trucks eat raccoons." I assume they've had some sad tragedies in the past... At times when I'd go to toss trash in the morning, I'd see little faces looking back at me from the dumpster... "Morning, guys!"


They're cute little things, but trouble!
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Old 05-23-22, 07:55 AM
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I had this guy come and visit, and give me "the eye" last year... I have since had that tree removed... it was being hollowed out by raccoons, squirrels and woodpeckers... all of whom thought that the nearby house was also "available" for their visits.

It was nothing more than a big stump... or "snag" that was getting weaker and weaker. I have to admit that at times it was fun to watch the "visitors," but over time, their visits were becoming more and more invasive.


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I'm guessing someone has fed him in the past. I shooed him away, but he came back 3 times giving me that please mister, please look. Awfully cute critter. My cat was inside and he was not happy. I'm glad my cat was inside even though he avoids fighting with other cats etc.
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Here are some stills from my motion camera. These are the nightly visitors I get. There are two different bears that come around occasionally. Almost every night the deer come through. From two up to five at a time. Also, have caught racoons, foxes, various birds and someone's house cat on the video. My bedroom is on the left of the screen.


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Old 05-23-22, 11:10 AM
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I had a visitor


This is sometimes an expression for death coming to take someone away. Popular in folk songs and such.
Raccoons are funner than death.
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Location is everything, it seems. Many years ago, before I was educated about keeping tree limbs cut back directly over my roof, a raccoon chewed through a roof vent and took up residence in my attic with ready access to the garbage can in the garage. I borrowed a live trap from a co-worker who was an avid raccoon hunter. So the raccoon was quickly trapped and transferred to the hunter for whatever dahell those guys do with raccoons, roof repaired, trees cut. Awhile later I asked about the, what I assumed to be, deceased animal and was told that it was the biggest raccoon he had ever seen and what do you city folk feed those things etc, etc.
The former urban invader now had a lifetime of gainful employment in a raccoon hunter's barn patrolling the rafters and keeping the pigeons at bay.
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Old 05-23-22, 02:14 PM
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Raccoons are not shy. I have a cat food stealing one that visits frequently.
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Raccoons are not shy. I have a cat food stealing one that visits frequently.
I think I like coons less than rats. They are so destructive and hard to do anything with. I can kill rats all day at the camper, but I start killing raccoons, "Oh my goodness, they are sooo cute." No they are not.
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My 7 pound cat friend chased a 40+ pound obese raccoon off the property last fall. Pixie doesn't take any **** from anyone.
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Marty Stouffer and his brother had this TV show, Wild America, back in the '80s. They did a show on racoons. Marty ALWAYS showed his subject animals mating, always; every show. Didn't matter if the subject was newts or alligators. His take on racoon sex was pornographic. Lots of close-ups of that male racoon hand, with it's opposable thumb, engaging in what can only be described as foreplay was sort of mind blowing. I searched youtube but couldn't find the episode, probably removed because of the content.
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I remember Wild America. But I don't remember that.
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I remember Wild America. But I don't remember that.
You probably got emotionally scarred watching it and have repressed the memory.
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Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
You probably got emotionally scarred watching it and have repressed the memory.
Or maybe you were dreaming?
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Or maybe you were dreaming?
Hallucinating more likely. The '80s were like that.
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Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
Hallucinating more likely. The '80s were like that.
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I remember the 60's clearly, so the 80's were a piece of cake.
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Originally Posted by Seattle Forrest View Post
My 7 pound cat friend chased a 40+ pound obese raccoon off the property last fall. Pixie doesn't take any **** from anyone.
Tough cat. I stood down a fat raccoon one time...

Woke from sleep, had heard a strange noise outside... We had left the dog bowl out with a few bits of kibble still in it (bad habit). I looked out the door onto the patio and there sat a fat raccoon, selecting kibble, dipping it in water (which in of itself was weird) and then eating them, one by one.

I got up, went outside and made big gestures to try to scare the thing off. It looked at me like I was a petty bother. "What do you want... can't you see I'm busy here..."

I threw a patio chair around to try to rouse the rascal... still to no avail. Finally, I picked up a broom and sort of tried to sweep the raccoon away from the kibble...

Ultimately it looked at me with that WTF look and then slowly ambled off... I swore it said "I'll be back..."

Your cat was tough!
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Originally Posted by Hondo Gravel View Post
Raccoons are not shy. I have a cat food stealing one that visits frequently.
You should put a sign at the entrance to your property, "Welcome to Racoon City", I sure you'll get some comments.
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Opossum City would be more accurate.
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Opossum City would be more accurate.
Plus you probably can find fresh possum on the half shell in your area, too.
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You ever run over an armadillo at high speed in small car? WOW!
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Many smushed armadillos on my bike routes.
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Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
Marty Stouffer and his brother had this TV show, Wild America, back in the '80s. They did a show on racoons. Marty ALWAYS showed his subject animals mating, always; every show. Didn't matter if the subject was newts or alligators. His take on racoon sex was pornographic. Lots of close-ups of that male racoon hand, with it's opposable thumb, engaging in what can only be described as foreplay was sort of mind blowing. I searched youtube but couldn't find the episode, probably removed because of the content.
I heard of Muskrat love never racoon love.
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