NFR Don't grab raccoons

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  1. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    You can't make this stuff up.

    http://www.spokesman.com/blogs/outdoors/2013/jul/05/lesson-learned-dont-grab-raccoon/

    In the Navy on Midway Island after a night of libations a fellow sailor wanted to emulate a pirate. He put a gooney bird on his shoulder as a make-do parrot.

    It didn't talk, it didn't want a cracker and the next morning the side of his face and shoulder were all scratched up by the bird.

    I think the lady in the raccoon video needs a .38 special with shotshells as that should quell the rising raccoon rebellion.
     
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    Brett Angel Member

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    Agreed, but she could also use some common sense and a dog bigger than a pepperoni stick.
     
  3. Roper

    Roper Idiot Savant

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    She got all dressed up for the interview didn't she...? Not quite 15 minutes of fame, and not a subject I would want to be famous for...city folk...:rolleyes:
     
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    Paul_ Active Member

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  5. Dipnet

    Dipnet The wanted posters say Tim Hartman

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    Heh, reminds me of the time I was camping at Cape Lookout State Park in Oregon with my Siberian Husky, Nanda.

    Late one night, after eating dinner and enjoying an ample share of adult libations, I was seated at the picnic table pretty close to the fire.

    Now my dog was black-furred with a white neck, muzzle and mask and when camping I'd keep her on a run-line at the front of the campsite.

    So I'm sittin' there, enjoying the glow of the campfire and my own alcohol-induced glow when I look down to see my dog sittin' next to me. I reach down to gently pat her on the head when suddenly I realize that my dog is fast asleep out on her run-line and this dog has a black, not white, mask!!

    Holy shit!!! I'm about to give loving ear scratches to a big old raccoon! I yell, jump up and so does the raccoon! He races off into the brush and the dog finally wakes up and wonders what the hell is going on! :)
     
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    Dipnet The wanted posters say Tim Hartman

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    I've always liked the good samaritan who wanted to get this poor lost pet back to it's owner:
    catfound001.jpg
     
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    Joe Goodfellow Active Member

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    What the f***
     
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    WT Active Member

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    "I'm bit like 15 times or something."
     
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    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    City folks have no idea what wild animals look like.
     
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    That joke was played well. I heard this last year. The phone calls from people were recorded and i don't think i laughed that hard in a long time. Most said it was a possum and to let it go.. a lady called and said it looked like her lost cat. I about fell over.

    Somebody find the audio for that lost cat poster and we can all LOL.
     
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    1morecast Active Member

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    I had a friend back in Montana who was out running his dogs when they cornered a 1 little ol coon. Score- Coon still free, 2 dogs made a trip to the vet
     
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    triploidjunkie Active Member

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    How the hell is that newsworthy?
     
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  14. Alex MacDonald

    Alex MacDonald Dr. of Doomology

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    well.... it's Portland, after all.
     
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  15. Jim Wallace

    Jim Wallace Smells like low tide.

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    Well the thing is that raccoons, being raccoons, are unaware of the undesirability of their own behavior. They are unpredictable, irascible beyond belief, really tough and nasty little critters in general, and (as Alex points out) much like a bi-polar city dweller from Portland that I am trying to forget about. :rolleyes: