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(LiveLeak) Video Homeowner unmasks a raccoon's playful side   (liveleak.com) divider line 19
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2013-04-20 08:34:28 AM  
Holy fark...Raykins......that's what those furry little biatches are
 
2013-04-20 09:43:04 AM  
It's all fun and games until someone contracts rabies.
 
2013-04-20 11:40:22 AM  
Hey, he's just doing what raccoons do. Washing his paws before he digs into the neighbour's garbage cans .
 
2013-04-20 11:55:51 AM  
It really is too bad that 'coons are rabies carriers. They are way damn smart, and can make decent pets if raised from kits.
 
2013-04-20 12:14:14 PM  

cretinbob: Holy fark...Raykins......that's what those furry little biatches are


What if he has radies?
 
2013-04-20 12:17:02 PM  
They are so damn cute.
 
2013-04-20 12:18:21 PM  

Choestoe: It really is too bad that 'coons are rabies carriers. They are way damn smart, and can make decent pets if raised from kits.


I don't know, I had a couple in my last apt complex and they're mean animals with no fear of man. But yeah, maybe if they were raised from birth.
 
2013-04-20 12:21:30 PM  
csb/ During a canoe trip while camping in the Okefenokee Swamp one night, a raccoon came into the light of our campfire and played "cutesy" in front of us.  While we were tossing it little bits from a loaf of bread, another one sneaked up behind us, grabbed the whole loaf, and hauled ass.  Naturally, they both vanished into the brush.

/this merited hysterical laughter from us "homo sapiens," who'd clearly been had
 
2013-04-20 12:29:23 PM  

Mugato: Choestoe: It really is too bad that 'coons are rabies carriers. They are way damn smart, and can make decent pets if raised from kits.

I don't know, I had a couple in my last apt complex and they're mean animals with no fear of man. But yeah, maybe if they were raised from birth.


Yeah, they are similar in some ways to cats - if you don't get them young, they will always be feral and mean. Having seen a couple raised from before they were weaned, though, they were pretty cool. Still wouldn't want to piss one off though ;)
 
2013-04-20 01:15:19 PM  

Choestoe: Mugato: Choestoe: It really is too bad that 'coons are rabies carriers. They are way damn smart, and can make decent pets if raised from kits.

I don't know, I had a couple in my last apt complex and they're mean animals with no fear of man. But yeah, maybe if they were raised from birth.

Yeah, they are similar in some ways to cats - if you don't get them young, they will always be feral and mean. Having seen a couple raised from before they were weaned, though, they were pretty cool. Still wouldn't want to piss one off though ;)


Jeez people. Stop talking about things you have no knowledge about. Racoons, like most mammals become nasty, mean, and vicious at and after puberty. Disagree? Then cite some YouTube vids of adult raccoons as pets.

(the only mammal exceptions seem to be some species of rodents and weasels that if hand raised remain docile in adulthood)
 
2013-04-20 01:56:05 PM  
I mistakenly thought that this would have involved Raccoon Willie.
 
2013-04-20 02:14:56 PM  

HairBolus: Choestoe: Mugato: Choestoe: It really is too bad that 'coons are rabies carriers. They are way damn smart, and can make decent pets if raised from kits.

I don't know, I had a couple in my last apt complex and they're mean animals with no fear of man. But yeah, maybe if they were raised from birth.

Yeah, they are similar in some ways to cats - if you don't get them young, they will always be feral and mean. Having seen a couple raised from before they were weaned, though, they were pretty cool. Still wouldn't want to piss one off though ;)

Jeez people. Stop talking about things you have no knowledge about. Racoons, like most mammals become nasty, mean, and vicious at and after puberty. Disagree? Then cite some YouTube vids of adult raccoons as pets.

(the only mammal exceptions seem to be some species of rodents and weasels that if hand raised remain docile in adulthood)


In my case, it's anecdotal evidence...2 of 2 that I have known that were (illegally I am sure) kept as pets were just fine as long as you were nice to them. I am no zoologist, and make no claims to be. Just saying what I have experienced. In any event, the point is moot, as they DO carry rabies and you should NEVER have one as a pet.
 
2013-04-20 02:40:39 PM  
How out of shape do you have to be to lose your breath from aiming a hose?
 
2013-04-20 03:06:07 PM  

Summoner101: How out of shape do you have to be to lose your breath from aiming a hose?


meh, you should watch some hunting vids where a macho dude frozen in a tree stand thinks he might be able to plug an approaching deer and starts panting so hard he sounds like he is on the verge of orgasm.
 
2013-04-20 04:53:17 PM  
In other news, panting homeowner wastes drinking water to amuse rabies-packed pest.
 
2013-04-20 05:32:17 PM  
 
2013-04-20 11:58:35 PM  

Choestoe: HairBolus: Choestoe: Mugato: Choestoe: It really is too bad that 'coons are rabies carriers. They are way damn smart, and can make decent pets if raised from kits.

I don't know, I had a couple in my last apt complex and they're mean animals with no fear of man. But yeah, maybe if they were raised from birth.

Yeah, they are similar in some ways to cats - if you don't get them young, they will always be feral and mean. Having seen a couple raised from before they were weaned, though, they were pretty cool. Still wouldn't want to piss one off though ;)

Jeez people. Stop talking about things you have no knowledge about. Racoons, like most mammals become nasty, mean, and vicious at and after puberty. Disagree? Then cite some YouTube vids of adult raccoons as pets.

(the only mammal exceptions seem to be some species of rodents and weasels that if hand raised remain docile in adulthood)

In my case, it's anecdotal evidence...2 of 2 that I have known that were (illegally I am sure) kept as pets were just fine as long as you were nice to them. I am no zoologist, and make no claims to be. Just saying what I have experienced. In any event, the point is moot, as they DO carry rabies and you should NEVER have one as a pet.


I had two as pets growing up.  At about one year, you need to let them go.  They will turn "mean"...actually just start behaving like wild raccoons.  They have no problems going back into the woods and fending for themselves, either.  One of the smartest animals on the planet.  We might have been able to keep my second one longer.  He never showed signs of turning, and actually came back to the house about a year after we let him go.  Crawled up in the fork of a tree near the living room and watched us.  I went out,  put my shoulder by him, and he hopped on.  Brought him in, fixed some popcorn and when he was done, he went to the door and waited to be let out.  Best wild animal pet ever?  My skunk, Sweet Pea.  She had been de-scented by a vet, and had absolutely no smell.  Was better litter-trained (and neater) than a cat.
 
2013-04-21 09:31:31 AM  
That was cute, subby.

I filmed this video a few years back of a mom and 2 baby raccoons living in a stroller on someone's porch...
 
2013-04-21 10:58:35 AM  

HairBolus: Choestoe: Mugato: Choestoe: It really is too bad that 'coons are rabies carriers. They are way damn smart, and can make decent pets if raised from kits.

I don't know, I had a couple in my last apt complex and they're mean animals with no fear of man. But yeah, maybe if they were raised from birth.

Yeah, they are similar in some ways to cats - if you don't get them young, they will always be feral and mean. Having seen a couple raised from before they were weaned, though, they were pretty cool. Still wouldn't want to piss one off though ;)

Jeez people. Stop talking about things you have no knowledge about. Racoons, like most mammals become nasty, mean, and vicious at and after puberty. Disagree? Then cite some YouTube vids of adult raccoons as pets.

(the only mammal exceptions seem to be some species of rodents and weasels that if hand raised remain docile in adulthood)


huh?  Domesticated dogs and cats are mammals...
 
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