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rxwine
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June 14th, 2018 at 5:59:01 PM permalink
There was an interesting article about raccoons because of the skyscraper climbing raccoon. How they can turn their back feet 180 degrees to help climb. How people tried to study them in labs, except they were too difficult to be locked up as they escaped too often. And yet, in some traditional ways they fail intelligence tests other animals can pass. They solved multi-task problems not by figuring out to use the suggested tools, but by breaking the tools and using them differently than expected.
Quasimodo? Does that name ring a bell?
RS
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June 14th, 2018 at 10:03:05 PM permalink
I still want a pet fox and raccoon.
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MrV
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June 14th, 2018 at 10:09:34 PM permalink
Quote: RS

I still want a pet fox and raccoon.



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mcallister3200
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June 14th, 2018 at 10:32:30 PM permalink
I grew up on a farm, and a raccoon was the one and only animal that if you saw you immediately went inside and grabbed the shotgun (totally legal to off them in daylight outside of the city on your property in MN). Of course usually found in the trap already if itís daytime, and it was illegal to catch them at night by shining them. Itís a choice between the raccoons and your crops (livelihood), you canít have both on your property, and a farmers conscience will not allow him to release those vile things on someone elseís property.
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RS
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June 15th, 2018 at 12:03:24 AM permalink
Quote: MrV

Be careful what you ask for, you might just get it.

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That raccoon is pretty cute though. Him eating those almonds with that big nice fuzzy snout.

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onenickelmiracle
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June 15th, 2018 at 12:19:53 AM permalink
The guy was really mean to the raccoon. I don't think you should have animals if you're going to get mad when they do something wrong you don't like. The raccoon knew what the guy was saying when the man yelled, " I hate you!", because it ran off in fear.
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billryan
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June 15th, 2018 at 12:21:49 AM permalink
My garage attic got infested over a winter. A friend who claimed he knew a bit promised me that if I let them live long enough to leave the nest, he would trap them and release them in the Pine Barrens a few miles away. A few weeks passed and he only managed to catch two or three of what he estimated to be five or six. I got tired of waiting and on a bright sunny afternoon attached a bottle of bleach to a hose and started blasting up into the attic. There was a mad scramble and an adult and six youngsters went running out a duct they had pried open. My friend caught a couple but the mother and a few escaped. I covered the duct with about five feet of wood nailed in every possible direction on both the inside and outside.
Everything, and I mean everything in the attic was chewed or shredded to bits, including several 1960s Marx playsets I had stored up there.
A couple of months later I read how my friend was caught releasing an animal into the Pine Barrens and got arrested for it.
RS
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June 15th, 2018 at 12:23:38 AM permalink
Btw I miswrote earlier when I said I want a pet fox. I DO NOT WANT A PET FOX. Those animals are trash. I meant to write I want a pet coyote (pronounce kaw-yoat....the "e" at the end is silent, as it should be).

Been doing more youtube searches, because I like to stay informed, and it turns out pet raccoons are fairly popular. Unfortunately, seems like they're illegal to own in Nevada. I may have to petition our government to allow for pet raccoons because that's probably unconstitutional or something.
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onenickelmiracle
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June 15th, 2018 at 1:38:00 AM permalink
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUlXy-WHB78

This song I came across by accident, it is horrible.
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June 15th, 2018 at 2:47:52 AM permalink
Quote: RS

Btw I miswrote earlier when I said I want a pet fox. I DO NOT WANT A PET FOX. Those animals are trash. I meant to write I want a pet coyote (pronounce kaw-yoat....the "e" at the end is silent, as it should be).

Been doing more youtube searches, because I like to stay informed, and it turns out pet raccoons are fairly popular. Unfortunately, seems like they're illegal to own in Nevada. I may have to petition our government to allow for pet raccoons because that's probably unconstitutional or something.



I think I almost hit a coyote yesterday on the way to work. I have never seen one before but an animal darted in front of my car yesterday morning. It was a little dark but I was like wtf is that. I thought it was a large cat but then realized it would have to be the largest cat in the world. Wish I had the other car which has a camera on it.
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