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Message 893427 - Posted: 10 May 2009, 16:43:04 UTC

We do not have raccoons in Norway. A pitty I say, since they are very cute ;-)


I believe that may just be a matter of time...

If memory of an article I read last year serves me, raccoons were imported into Germany during the second world war in what turned out to be an unsuccessful experiment in the fur business. A population of raccoons either escaped or were set free after the war and raccoons have currently become quite a nuisance in some parts of Germany. Perhaps some of our friends from the German Cafe will weigh in with their personal raccoon experiences?

Raccoons currently live in most parts of North America, even in places where it is quite cold in the winter. If raccoons are not already living in Norway, I'm sure they will be there soon.

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Message 893433 - Posted: 10 May 2009, 16:56:11 UTC - in response to Message 893401.

Could that be called Raccon Snail Chips? :]


Hehe.. Yes, I think it can. ;-) May I add that I myself have not
much problems with those snails.. I dont think they like Coconuts. ;-))
But other people are very much bothered.. its a shame.

If raccoons are not already living in Norway, I'm sure they will be there soon.


;-) well, they dont. But maybe you are right.. they are probably on their
way as we speak.. Who knows what may occour on the next photos I take
around here.. ;-) To make sure noone say; "See - what did I tell you"., i
may have to crop them.. Huh.. why shall I get myself into trouble like
this, just because i found the raccoons sweet on pictures? lol..


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Message 893456 - Posted: 10 May 2009, 18:11:47 UTC - in response to Message 893427.
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If memory of an article I read last year serves me, raccoons were imported into Germany during the second world war in what turned out to be an unsuccessful experiment in the fur business. A population of raccoons either escaped or were set free after the war and raccoons have currently become quite a nuisance in some parts of Germany. Perhaps some of our friends from the German Cafe will weigh in with their personal raccoon experiences?


Yes, that's right. First they have been imported and later they escaped. The problems started when the raccoons decided to live in the cities. Most of the raccoons live around the city of Kassel (more or less in the centre of Germany) and around Berlin. Forrest rangers try to decrease the raccoon population by hunting them, but the result is that the "Waschbaeren" as they are called in german get more and more little babies.

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Message 893485 - Posted: 10 May 2009, 19:47:17 UTC - in response to Message 893477.

If memory of an article I read last year serves me, raccoons were imported into Germany during the second world war in what turned out to be an unsuccessful experiment in the fur business. A population of raccoons either escaped or were set free after the war and raccoons have currently become quite a nuisance in some parts of Germany. Perhaps some of our friends from the German Cafe will weigh in with their personal raccoon experiences?


Yes, that's right. First they have been imported and later they escaped. The problems started when the raccoons decided to live in the cities. Most of the raccoons live around the city of Kassel (more or less in the centre of Germany) and around Berlin. Forrest rangers try to decrease the raccoon population by hunting them, but the result is that the "Waschbaeren" as they are called in german get more and more little babies.


sorry about that - Us Yanks have probably evolved a method of living with these lovable little beasties by enacting practices to limit their food supplies - ergo their litters - ergo thier loaction. Since this thread has discussed OTHER life forms perhaps some of the more learned of us should start a thread to address the GREEN side of life forms and how us humans should deal with them.
and in conclusion I state - I NEVER MET A COON I DIDN't LIKE.

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Message 893511 - Posted: 10 May 2009, 20:51:52 UTC - in response to Message 893485.

I NEVER MET A COON I DIDN't LIKE.

Oh boy...
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Message 893519 - Posted: 10 May 2009, 21:24:38 UTC - in response to Message 893511.
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I NEVER MET A COON I DIDN'T LIKE.

Oh boy...


lets not read any more into this than stated -
we're not starting a thread on the vaguaries of the English Language
just paraphrasing an American Humorist.

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Message 893541 - Posted: 11 May 2009, 0:20:49 UTC - in response to Message 893519.

It made me think of the movie Wild Wild West with Will Smith.
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Message 893613 - Posted: 11 May 2009, 9:57:46 UTC - in response to Message 893519.

I NEVER MET A COON I DIDN'T LIKE.

Oh boy...


lets not read any more into this than stated -
we're not starting a thread on the vaguaries of the English Language
just paraphrasing an American Humorist.

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Lucky for me - Im a Cocon. ;-))


and I shall stay away from English lessons on a too high level. lol
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Message 893640 - Posted: 11 May 2009, 12:57:38 UTC







. . . anybody got any Friends like these two? [Hoot & Cute]


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Message 893650 - Posted: 11 May 2009, 14:05:40 UTC

Since Dr C.E.T.I. has introduced us to a couple of our feathered friends, I thought this might be interesting. Below is a link to the FALCONCAM at the University of Pittsburgh. It is a continuous streaming video. At that site, there is another link for the FALCONCAM at the Gulf Towers in downtown Pgh. It is a rare glimpse into their private world we rarely, if ever, see.

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Message 893972 - Posted: 12 May 2009, 16:42:38 UTC



. . . Joey sez Thanks to All the Friends in here ;)




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Message 894125 - Posted: 13 May 2009, 5:07:27 UTC



Cilantro happened by last night. He says "hi" to Joey and to all of his friends here.
Cilantro is the biggest raccoon of our current visitors.
I'm sure you will agree that he is quite a handsome fellow!

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Message 894127 - Posted: 13 May 2009, 5:13:35 UTC - in response to Message 894125.



Cilantro happened by last night. He says "hi" to Joey and to all of his friends here.
Cilantro is the biggest raccoon of our current visitors.
I'm sure you will agree that he is quite a handsome fellow!


cute as well . . . what's up w/ 'glow eyes' in the background ;))

Joey, Charcoal, Sparkey, Chili, Kia and Agapi are All quite happy that Cilantro's around . . . ;))


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Message 894132 - Posted: 13 May 2009, 5:55:28 UTC - in response to Message 894127.

That's Thing One in the background, staying out of Cilantro's way.

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Message 894133 - Posted: 13 May 2009, 6:07:31 UTC

what's up w/ 'glow eyes' in the background


Bad photography, I'm afraid!

That is Thing One in the background. He and Thing Two are terrified of Cilantro. Thing Two is under the deck in this shot. Thing One is keeping clear of Cilantro. I decided not to crop Thing One out because I thought he served as a reference point for showing viewers just how big Cilantro is in comparison to other raccoons. Giving the picture a second look, I'd have to say that the photo simply doesn't do justice to Cilantro's immense stature.

Check out Cilantro's head. It is quite broad. That is perhaps a better clue as to his overall size. I doubt I will ever be able to get a side-by-side comparison shot of Cilantro with one of his "friends". They are all too afraid of him to come much closer than Thing One did in this shot.

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Message 894138 - Posted: 13 May 2009, 6:42:48 UTC - in response to Message 894133.

what's up w/ 'glow eyes' in the background


Bad photography, I'm afraid!

That is Thing One in the background. He and Thing Two are terrified of Cilantro. Thing Two is under the deck in this shot. Thing One is keeping clear of Cilantro. I decided not to crop Thing One out because I thought he served as a reference point for showing viewers just how big Cilantro is in comparison to other raccoons. Giving the picture a second look, I'd have to say that the photo simply doesn't do justice to Cilantro's immense stature.

Check out Cilantro's head. It is quite broad. That is perhaps a better clue as to his overall size. I doubt I will ever be able to get a side-by-side comparison shot of Cilantro with one of his "friends". They are all too afraid of him to come much closer than Thing One did in this shot.

I think this should do, how's this Angela?

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Message 894150 - Posted: 13 May 2009, 9:30:57 UTC

Totally off topic here, but Eric's new atavar...well LMAO

Now a bit more serious

You were saying..........
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Message 894197 - Posted: 13 May 2009, 14:41:12 UTC - in response to Message 894150.
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Totally off topic here, but Eric's new avatar...well LMAO

Now a bit more serious

You were saying..........

Yeah It's a bit under the weather, er water I'd say. ;)

But that doesn't make Eric a Frog.
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Message 894226 - Posted: 13 May 2009, 16:27:05 UTC

Looks like Cilantro could bill as the Andre of the WRWF World Raccon Wrestling Federation
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Message 894261 - Posted: 13 May 2009, 18:29:20 UTC
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Heh, I just checked if there should be a raccoon emoticon in my Millan subscription, and indeed there was:



LOL It looks like one of your raccoons, Angela and Eric, so maybe Millan has seen your pics and has made this one from them? Maybe you can see which one she has let her be inspired of?
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