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Message 945216 - Posted: 5 Nov 2009, 7:28:56 UTC - in response to Message 945213.

Gary, did you take these fabulous pictures?

Yes and the ones in 101.

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Message 945250 - Posted: 5 Nov 2009, 17:23:04 UTC

Hello waitress...


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Message 945291 - Posted: 5 Nov 2009, 21:44:39 UTC

I thought you all might like to know that the Director of the International Bear Foundation is Gerard Baars.

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Message 945373 - Posted: 6 Nov 2009, 4:48:57 UTC

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Message 945577 - Posted: 7 Nov 2009, 4:26:06 UTC

Angela,

Mark(Kittyman) is back and one of his kitties is nearing the last day.


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Message 945851 - Posted: 8 Nov 2009, 3:25:35 UTC

Thank you Angela.

Now back to our regularly scheduled program.


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Message 947578 - Posted: 16 Nov 2009, 6:48:12 UTC

Angela

How about a group of raccoons lining up for a Muni bus in San Francisco

http://www.flickr.com/photos/swthomson/3759243339/sizes/o/


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Message 947608 - Posted: 16 Nov 2009, 14:33:18 UTC - in response to Message 947578.

I hate it when you get a line up like this because the racoon in front doesn't have the correct change.



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Message 947638 - Posted: 16 Nov 2009, 16:28:57 UTC - in response to Message 947578.

They should just read the number on the front of the bus like everyone else.

Tell the kids we get a group discount!

The boys in the hood ride the bus!

This picture is too cute!


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Message 947660 - Posted: 16 Nov 2009, 19:00:45 UTC
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cgregb...


That's good advice, I'm just wondering what else your posting for the kid's your representing...

careful... they might hear you.

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Message 947694 - Posted: 16 Nov 2009, 21:28:29 UTC - in response to Message 947660.

The kids are a bunch of refugees from West Africa that have been relocated to the US. I drive the bus to take them to church and soccer practice, go to school for their parent teacher meetings and generally help them become fully functional US citizens.

Sometimes it's like herding cats.

But they will apperciate it someday.


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Message 947766 - Posted: 17 Nov 2009, 2:20:42 UTC
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You should be brimming with admiration for yourself, these kid's represent some great athletic acheivement's...

I know bus driver's appreciate sport's...

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Message 947790 - Posted: 17 Nov 2009, 4:26:12 UTC

Loved the raccoon bus picture! Is is for real?

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Message 947830 - Posted: 17 Nov 2009, 8:46:17 UTC - in response to Message 947790.

Loved the raccoon bus picture! Is is for real?

It sure looks real.

I would guess that the bus driver stops there every night and feeds them. They learned where and when to show up for a free meal, just like your little beasties. :)
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Message 947857 - Posted: 17 Nov 2009, 13:07:12 UTC

Certainly a plausible explanation. No doubt about it, raccoons learn easily when food is involved!

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Message 947865 - Posted: 17 Nov 2009, 13:18:05 UTC - in response to Message 947857.

Certainly a plausible explanation. No doubt about it, raccoons learn easily when food is involved!


Don't we all? The easiest way to get our little family back together is to let them all know what Mom is making for dinner on sunday night.

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Message 948000 - Posted: 18 Nov 2009, 6:16:46 UTC

It is our slow season here in Raccoonland.

Old Threesie has passed on.

Occasionally Interloper Mama and Tweedle Dee come around, but since IM is done nursing, she does not come by regularly for extra calories. We probably see her once every 7 to 10 days.

Mask and Wednesday are gone. I have no idea where those two little scamps have settled, but we haven't seen them in ages.

Cilantro we see maybe once every 3 or 4 weeks.

Surprisingly, we see Little Cat A almost every night. He is still super shy. He tolerates me tossing food to him from a window, but if I step outside he darts instantly under the deck and stays there until I go back in the house. I do not think I will ever manage to get close to him. He just does not have the temperament for interaction.

Raccoon feeding always slows down for us in the winter. I do not think raccoons technically hibernate, but their metabolism seems to slow some during our colder season and I think they keep to their dens more.

Summer is definitely the best time to befriend raccoons. I am already looking forward to next season's babies.

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Message 948003 - Posted: 18 Nov 2009, 6:35:19 UTC - in response to Message 948000.

It is our slow season here in Raccoonland.

Old Threesie has passed on.

Occasionally Interloper Mama and Tweedle Dee come around, but since IM is done nursing, she does not come by regularly for extra calories. We probably see her once every 7 to 10 days.

Mask and Wednesday are gone. I have no idea where those two little scamps have settled, but we haven't seen them in ages.

Cilantro we see maybe once every 3 or 4 weeks.

Surprisingly, we see Little Cat A almost every night. He is still super shy. He tolerates me tossing food to him from a window, but if I step outside he darts instantly under the deck and stays there until I go back in the house. I do not think I will ever manage to get close to him. He just does not have the temperament for interaction.

Raccoon feeding always slows down for us in the winter. I do not think raccoons technically hibernate, but their metabolism seems to slow some during our colder season and I think they keep to their dens more.

Summer is definitely the best time to befriend raccoons. I am already looking forward to next season's babies.

Too bad about Threesie, But they don't live long I guess. Oh and food is a great motivator I've heard, Hey Angel has Me trained. ;)
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Message 948113 - Posted: 18 Nov 2009, 21:59:31 UTC

It seems to me that the bus line number 18 has to be quite interesting....


By the way.....it is in San Francisco....cool!

Pictures were taken from a major russian online newspaper a couple of days ago...


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Message 948140 - Posted: 18 Nov 2009, 23:41:11 UTC

I watched a safety video today as a part of first aid training that unfortunately featured a raccoon and a person who stupidly got too close when the raccoon felt cornered (and paid for his stupidity by getting bitten).




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