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Message 892620 - Posted: 8 May 2009, 7:22:08 UTC - in response to Message 892599.

Raccoons are supposed to eat snails, but you'd never know it from the tons of snails I have in my backyard!

Why eat snails when there is free kibble and grapes?


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Message 892638 - Posted: 8 May 2009, 10:32:34 UTC
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. . . in passing - since the Discussion has gotten to snails [or, escargot] - which are well known as slugs as well [here goes]

McDonalds could really win 'big time' - with their International Menu - snickRnz - they could get the ball rollin' by putting McSluggits on their menu . . .

ducking for cover - joanne & richard run as fast as possible to nearest 'flame retardant center' . . . ')))

DISCLAIMER: we don't eat @ those kind of 'Restaurants' - sorry '_}
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Message 892672 - Posted: 8 May 2009, 12:31:02 UTC
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oysters got the same consistancy - lets group them in a bunch and call them McSnots and leave the local distributors to use whatever they want.
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Message 892673 - Posted: 8 May 2009, 12:32:50 UTC - in response to Message 892672.




oysters got the same consistancy - lets group them in a bunch and call them McSnots and leave the local diributors to use whatever they want.



ph mi lord . . .




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Message 892676 - Posted: 8 May 2009, 12:51:40 UTC

Yesterday I accidentally trod on the slug that comes into the house to help itself to the cat food.

It had been coming in for ages and I managed to avoid it and stick it back outside but alas not yesterday. I have no idea how they get in.

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Message 892690 - Posted: 8 May 2009, 14:10:04 UTC

COOL MAN! You are now Officially a GUMSHOE and can get an Associates in criminology IF you find out how they get in :]
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Message 892702 - Posted: 8 May 2009, 14:42:03 UTC - in response to Message 892690.



COOL MAN! You are now Officially a GUMSHOE and can get an Associates in criminology IF you find out how they get in :]



. . . personally - mi thinks they all head over to the 'Fight Club' [to SLUG it out!!!]

but occassionally they get busted by the authorities for holdin' such 'Slug-outs'

> so, to answer to the referenced Question: they SLUG their way in . . .


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Message 892720 - Posted: 8 May 2009, 16:03:18 UTC - in response to Message 892620.

Raccoons are supposed to eat snails, but you'd never know it from the tons of snails I have in my backyard!

Why eat snails when there is free kibble and grapes?

where I'm at - the Dogs get the kibbles, my significant other gets the grapes - they both got teeth and I don't so I guess I get to fight with the raccoons for what is left - the mushy stuff.(I'm putting that POLITELY}

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Message 892733 - Posted: 8 May 2009, 16:57:46 UTC - in response to Message 892498.


I saw this on the internet and it reminded me of a neighbor's tree near my fenceline that was loaded with termites. It dropped a large branch into my yard and afterward a raccoon took up residence in what was left of it. Do raccoons eat termite larvae? No more termites in what was left of the tree.


No matter what you all here say about them, they are cute! Awwwww...... :-)


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Message 892734 - Posted: 8 May 2009, 17:02:04 UTC

. . . personally - mi thinks they all head over to the 'Fight Club' [to SLUG it out!!!]


Easy there slugger!

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Message 892736 - Posted: 8 May 2009, 17:07:00 UTC - in response to Message 892733.


I saw this on the internet and it reminded me of a neighbor's tree near my fenceline that was loaded with termites. It dropped a large branch into my yard and afterward a raccoon took up residence in what was left of it. Do raccoons eat termite larvae? No more termites in what was left of the tree.


No matter what you all here say about them, they are cute! Awwwww...... :-)


So's a Bear Cub, From a Distance, Don't get between a Mother and Her Cubs, She'll fight to the Death to protect them.

And Yeah Raccoons do look cute, But their wild animals and need to be able to feed themselves and not be dependent on Humans who might get up and move away at any old time.
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Message 893253 - Posted: 10 May 2009, 3:26:30 UTC - in response to Message 892733.


I saw this on the internet and it reminded me of a neighbor's tree near my fenceline that was loaded with termites. It dropped a large branch into my yard and afterward a raccoon took up residence in what was left of it. Do raccoons eat termite larvae? No more termites in what was left of the tree.


No matter what you all here say about them, they are cute! Awwwww...... :-)


Be easier to tell what it is if it wasn't wearing a mask....
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Message 893266 - Posted: 10 May 2009, 4:22:40 UTC - in response to Message 893253.


I saw this on the internet and it reminded me of a neighbor's tree near my fenceline that was loaded with termites. It dropped a large branch into my yard and afterward a raccoon took up residence in what was left of it. Do raccoons eat termite larvae? No more termites in what was left of the tree.


No matter what you all here say about them, they are cute! Awwwww...... :-)


Be easier to tell what it is if it wasn't wearing a mask....



. . . hence their title: 'The Masked bandits' [as i've always heard them called] ;)


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Message 893268 - Posted: 10 May 2009, 4:25:22 UTC - in response to Message 893266.


I saw this on the internet and it reminded me of a neighbor's tree near my fenceline that was loaded with termites. It dropped a large branch into my yard and afterward a raccoon took up residence in what was left of it. Do raccoons eat termite larvae? No more termites in what was left of the tree.


No matter what you all here say about them, they are cute! Awwwww...... :-)


Be easier to tell what it is if it wasn't wearing a mask....



. . . hence their title: 'The Masked bandits' [as I've always heard them called] ;)


I wonder If the Masked Bandits ate some Fritos, Would that make them? Nah couldn't be.
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Message 893326 - Posted: 10 May 2009, 12:33:43 UTC
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We do not have raccoons in Norway. A pitty I say, since they are very cute ;-)
But since they eat snails, I should maybe tip the government to import the
little cuties, to take care of the snail-pain occured the last years..
I`ll rather have the raccoons than the mink around, who kill what ever, small
enough, it can manage to come close to.. just not snails. :p ;-)
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Message 893371 - Posted: 10 May 2009, 15:07:17 UTC - in response to Message 893326.

We do not have raccoons in Norway. A pitty I say, since they are very cute ;-)
But since they eat snails, I should maybe tip the government to import the
little cuties, to take care of the snail-pain occured the last years..
I`ll rather have the raccoons than the mink around, who kill what ever, small
enough, it can manage to come close to.. just not snails. :p ;-)


I'd think twice about importing them! They are excellent fighters, and mostly can be found near sources of running water. They therefor are excellent swimmers and have been known to sucker dogs many times their size into the water and you can kiss that doggy goodby when they wind up on the dog's back or head. Rumor has it Norway gave us the Maine Coon Cat - for which we thank the Vikings, but I DON'T think the real Coon would be a FAIR EXCHANGE.


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Message 893374 - Posted: 10 May 2009, 15:12:25 UTC - in response to Message 893371.

We do not have raccoons in Norway. A pity I say, since they are very cute ;-)
But since they eat snails, I should maybe tip the government to import the
little cuties, to take care of the snail-pain occurred the last years..
I`ll rather have the raccoons than the mink around, who kill what ever, small
enough, it can manage to come close to.. just not snails. :p ;-)


I'd think twice about importing them! They are excellent fighters, and mostly can be found near sources of running water. They therefor are excellent swimmers and have been known to sucker dogs many times their size into the water and you can kiss that doggy goodbye when they wind up on the dog's back or head. Rumor has it Norway gave us the Maine Coon Cat - for which we thank the Vikings, but I DON'T think the real Coon would be a FAIR EXCHANGE.


Agreed, that would be a stupid idea, Clearly an introduced species will play havoc for a long time in the natural environment until everything adjusts to them, If the affected species aren't forced into extinction first.
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Message 893376 - Posted: 10 May 2009, 15:16:56 UTC - in response to Message 893374.

We do not have raccoons in Norway. A pity I say, since they are very cute ;-)
But since they eat snails, I should maybe tip the government to import the
little cuties, to take care of the snail-pain occurred the last years..
I`ll rather have the raccoons than the mink around, who kill what ever, small
enough, it can manage to come close to.. just not snails. :p ;-)


I'd think twice about importing them! They are excellent fighters, and mostly can be found near sources of running water. They therefor are excellent swimmers and have been known to sucker dogs many times their size into the water and you can kiss that doggy goodbye when they wind up on the dog's back or head. Rumor has it Norway gave us the Maine Coon Cat - for which we thank the Vikings, but I DON'T think the real Coon would be a FAIR EXCHANGE.


Agreed, that would be a stupid idea, Clearly an introduced species will play havoc for a long time in the natural environment until everything adjusts to them, If the affected species aren't forced into extinction first.



. . . alright - so NOW we are speaking of [as well referrin' to] the 'Prime Objective'


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Message 893378 - Posted: 10 May 2009, 15:21:33 UTC - in response to Message 893374.
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We do not have raccoons in Norway. A pity I say, since they are very cute ;-)
But since they eat snails, I should maybe tip the government to import the
little cuties, to take care of the snail-pain occurred the last years..
I`ll rather have the raccoons than the mink around, who kill what ever, small
enough, it can manage to come close to.. just not snails. :p ;-)


I'd think twice about importing them! They are excellent fighters, and mostly can be found near sources of running water. They therefor are excellent swimmers and have been known to sucker dogs many times their size into the water and you can kiss that doggy goodbye when they wind up on the dog's back or head. Rumor has it Norway gave us the Maine Coon Cat - for which we thank the Vikings, but I DON'T think the real Coon would be a FAIR EXCHANGE.


Agreed, that would be a stupid idea, Clearly an introduced species will play havoc for a long time in the natural environment until everything adjusts to them, If the affected species aren't forced into extinction first.


Thats exactly what happend when the mink came here. It doesnt belong here, and it has taken the environment a long time to adjust. Now, after about 40-50 years, it looks like theres a way for some of the affected species to survive..
But as I said.. now we have the "imported" snail.... (i dont remember the spesific name on it) Noone did it on purpose, to get these horrible creatures into Norway.. but they came anyhow.. Its said they like beer.. maybe they came with the alcohol-smuglers ;-) If they ever take any of them, the punishment could contain forced snail-picking.
Yes, I`ll say thats better than to import racoons too. ;-))
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Message 893401 - Posted: 10 May 2009, 16:10:19 UTC - in response to Message 893378.


Thats exactly what happend when the mink came here. It doesnt belong here, and it has taken the environment a long time to adjust. Now, after about 40-50 years, it looks like theres a way for some of the affected species to survive..
But as I said.. now we have the "imported" snail.... (i dont remember the spesific name on it) Noone did it on purpose, to get these horrible creatures into Norway.. but they came anyhow.. Its said they like beer.. maybe they came with the alcohol-smuglers ;-) If they ever take any of them, the punishment could contain forced snail-picking.
Yes, I`ll say thats better than to import racoons too. ;-))

Grandpa and Grandma in Indiana had tons of snails around - but they devised a way of keeping them out of the house and away from the well-head. They'd line the house and the wellhead with rock salt granules. We never had SILVER TRAILS inside or on the wellhead. I guess the raccons didn't mind salty snails either. Could that be called Raccon Snail Chips? :]

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