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(Boston Globe)   Raccoon lured from 253-foot amusement park tower with Nathan's Famous hot dog   ( divider line
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2003-06-06 01:18:23 PM  
I waved my weiner at a racoon and all I got was rabies
2003-06-06 01:21:52 PM  
Nathan's hot dogs: Is there anything they can't do?
2003-06-06 01:26:25 PM  
Proving that raccoons enjoy nitrates as much as we do.
2003-06-06 02:06:59 PM  
poor guy. racoons are kind of like catfish but they live on land. and uh ... they don't taste good i would imagine.
2003-06-06 02:22:34 PM  
Smegma try waving it at a beaver. It's a much more pleasant experience but you may still have to get shots if your not careful.
2003-06-06 02:47:11 PM  
theres an astroland?
2003-06-06 02:50:15 PM  
at least someone is eating them ...
2003-06-06 02:50:39 PM  
"Nathan's Famous hot dogs. The choice of Rabies carrying vermin eveeywhere."

I'm sure the Nathan's people LOVE this kind of press.
2003-06-06 02:50:43 PM  
Never heard of a homosexual raccoon before...

/weiner joke
2003-06-06 02:51:25 PM  
just toss an 'r' in there if you want.
2003-06-06 02:52:27 PM  
During the night, the hungry 9-pound procyon lotor walked into the cage, bit the bait and was snared.

So what was it, a procyon lotor or a raccoon?

2003-06-06 02:52:28 PM  

"Dubbed Rocky by park employees, the raccoon..."

Ok, was he named Rocky because those farkin people have never seen a squirrell before, or because he reminded them of Sylvester Stallone ?

2003-06-06 02:54:09 PM  
GIS for procyon lotor
[image from too old to be available]

Bring back any "memories" there Smegma?
2003-06-06 02:54:46 PM  
Maybe they named him Rocky because of the famous Beatles song....
2003-06-06 02:56:07 PM  
Or their fans of obscure beetles B-sides
2003-06-06 02:56:19 PM  
"Maybe they named him Rocky because of the famous Beatles song...."

I am the Walrus ?

2003-06-06 02:56:48 PM  
Yum, Cat food and hot dogs. Well I know what I'm serving at my next dinner party...
2003-06-06 02:57:29 PM  
Jebus CanuckGuy, that's a scary pic.

I live right on top of what was once Strawberry Creek (now a culvert.) There are shiatloads of raccoons here in Berkeley, and I've always kept the door to the apartment laundry room closed for fear of trapping a procyon lotor inside and pissing it off.

Mostly though, they seem pretty cute, hang out, and rarely ask for money.
2003-06-06 02:57:29 PM  
Who knew raccoons kept kosher?
2003-06-06 02:57:53 PM  
Well, every one knows that "Rocky" is the short form of "Cu-Cu-Ca-Chu"...
2003-06-06 02:58:15 PM  
2003-06-06 02:58:47 PM  
Rocky Raccoon
Writer, lead vocal: Paul McCartney

Now somewhere in the black mountain hills of Dakota
There lived a young boy 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 get that boy
So one day he walked into town
Booked himself a room in the local saloon.

Rocky Raccoon checked into his room
Only to find Gideon's bible
Rocky had come equipped with a gun
To shoot off the legs of his rival
His rival it seems had broken his dreams
By stealing the girl of his fancy.
Her name was Magil and she called herself Lil
But everyone knew her as Nancy.
Now she and her man who called himself Dan
Were in the next room at the hoe down
Rocky burst in and grinning a grin
He said Danny boy this is a showdown
But Daniel was hot-he drew first and shot
And Rocky collapsed in the corner.

Now the doctor came in stinking of gin
And proceeded to lie on the table
He said Rocky you met your match
And Rocky said, Doc it's only a scratch
And I'll be better I'll be better doc as soon as I am able.

Now Rocky Raccoon he fell back in his room
Only to find Gideon's bible
Gideon checked out and he left it no doubt
To help with good Rocky's revival.
2003-06-06 02:59:02 PM  
Wouldn,t a .22 shell have been cheaper?
2003-06-06 03:00:26 PM  
When man bites dog, it's news they say
But when 'coons bite dogs, they shout "Hooray!"
2003-06-06 03:00:36 PM  
they could have just beat it with a 253-foot stick.
if they wanted to feel better about it, perhaps they could have taped a Nathan's Famous hot dog to the end of the stick.
2003-06-06 03:03:04 PM  
Raccoons eat hot dogs?
I didn't know they were a pinch, I guess...
2003-06-06 03:04:36 PM  
[image from too old to be available]
They didn't consider this option?
2003-06-06 03:04:54 PM  

Shut the fark up, Donnie!

Is this your homework, Larry?
2003-06-06 03:07:30 PM  
" an elevator maintenance worker who saw "a pair of eyes looking at him" from the darkness of the motor room "

how far is astroland from the ghost in a jar cemetary? the black mist is still loose...
2003-06-06 03:07:46 PM  
There's a hot dog joint in Harrisburg called The Spot.
Best. Chili dogs. Ever.
2003-06-06 03:08:29 PM  
B_W_F To much for a little 84 yrd target
2003-06-06 03:09:06 PM  
nah, that title belongs to Hot Dog Heaven in orlando
2003-06-06 03:10:03 PM  
They need to build rat-traps a little bigger.

I like those cuddly, sweet, masked (gag, gag, cough, cough)vermin so much that I agree with Redneckchef2... Except with a little more pyrotechnics. Afterall, 253 feet up could provide quite a show.

/they kill kittens
2003-06-06 03:11:30 PM  
Isn't a .50 sniper rifle a little overkill? *Imagines someone using a Barret to kill a racoon*

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2003-06-06 03:11:45 PM  
Hoffman's are better
2003-06-06 03:12:41 PM  
Funny, I always thought they went more for kinish.
2003-06-06 03:16:50 PM  
Nathans famous hot dog,

is nathan a porn star?
2003-06-06 03:17:03 PM  
Hoffman's red hots, yum!
2003-06-06 03:17:04 PM  
Sorry, Americans. I'm Canadian (well..i live here) and know virtually nothing about sniper rifles except for how to type "sniper rifle" into a GIS.

Still...there should not be such a thing as "overkill" when it comes to urban critters. unless moving them waaaay far away to the wilderness is an option (and I bet it's not for a ConeyIsland raccoon) the deader they are the better they are.
2003-06-06 03:17:45 PM  
Not exactly a hot dog, but you can get some kickass meatball subs at a place called Da' Pits, also in Harrisburg. I ate one and had onion breath for 2 days following. Now that's a good meatball sub.
2003-06-06 03:19:40 PM  
mmmmmmmmm hot dogs
2003-06-06 03:20:35 PM  
Never heard of a homosexual raccoon before...

Be careful what you say there, some furry will make you claw your eyes out in this thread if you're not careful.
2003-06-06 03:21:48 PM  
Nathan's hot dogs are friggin awesome...
2003-06-06 03:24:24 PM  
Y'know what's a good hotdog? Levitt's kosher dogs. Best frickin hotdog in the world. I wish they sold them out here.
2003-06-06 03:24:48 PM  
one Pink's chilidog (on La Brea in LA) and you won't have to eat for the rest of the weekend.

2003-06-06 03:25:06 PM  
And you just know that PETA's going to raise hell because they were inhumane in building an amusement park over this poor raccoon's home.
2003-06-06 03:29:23 PM  
"dem coons luv a good weiner"

read into that what you may...
2003-06-06 03:29:25 PM  
Beef (contains snout and ears) 55%
Goat Testicles 17%
Rat sphincter 13%
Aardvark smegma - 8%
Spices (nitrates) 7%
2003-06-06 03:30:36 PM  
I just threw out my hot dog after reading that Trippdog :P
2003-06-06 03:32:36 PM  
Trippdog, You forgot the onions.
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