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Message 1105243 - Posted: 11 May 2011, 18:03:03 UTC

I am indeed most indebted for the Chairs indulgence in this matter, and ackknowlege with due deference, our esteemed colleagues reply. May I take leave to commend her statement to the House.


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Message 1105263 - Posted: 11 May 2011, 20:49:20 UTC

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Message 1105275 - Posted: 11 May 2011, 21:15:49 UTC


Hey It's Me, Angela, I've been transformed into a Raccoon... HELP!!
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Message 1105287 - Posted: 11 May 2011, 22:15:43 UTC

Warning: extreme cuteness within.

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Message 1105346 - Posted: 12 May 2011, 4:34:40 UTC

Hey It's Me, Angela, I've been transformed into a Raccoon... HELP!!

You say that like it is a bad thing...

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Message 1105348 - Posted: 12 May 2011, 5:09:44 UTC - in response to Message 1105346.

Hey It's Me, Angela, I've been transformed into a Raccoon... HELP!!

You say that like it is a bad thing...

Maybe I should have said Eric? No harm done.
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Message 1105566 - Posted: 12 May 2011, 23:14:06 UTC
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This is a good one.

http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/us/2011/05/11/dnt.dog.nurses.baby.raccoon.KTVI

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Message 1105573 - Posted: 13 May 2011, 0:11:51 UTC

I am not certain, but I think my wildlife webcam caught a beaver last night. It looks sort of like a raccoon, but it seems to have a flat tail. I didn't know there were any beavers within a mile of here. Here is the clip.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0DHrtMdn98

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Message 1105574 - Posted: 13 May 2011, 0:24:07 UTC

It isn't very long so here's something I found.
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Message 1105576 - Posted: 13 May 2011, 0:25:54 UTC - in response to Message 1105566.

This is a good one.

http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/us/2011/05/11/dnt.dog.nurses.baby.raccoon.KTVI

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Yeah I saw that on the local news, Good find though.
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Message 1106177 - Posted: 14 May 2011, 17:17:01 UTC

Angela's Mom sent me some video of Angela as a child.
I'll let you decide which one is Angela.
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Message 1106200 - Posted: 14 May 2011, 19:27:22 UTC

Great videos all! Thank you!

The pink one, I suppose.....LOL.

Nope, my hair is curly. I am one of the raccoons, of course.

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Message 1106216 - Posted: 14 May 2011, 20:25:50 UTC

Angela, you have been with raccoons longer than I have been with snakes. I didn't start until I was 8. That was an excellent video!

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Message 1106284 - Posted: 15 May 2011, 0:21:16 UTC

While of course that is not the real me in that video, growing up I did have raccoon encounters. I grew up in the Oakland hills and my dad used to feed a raccoon who frequented our backyard. The raccoon's name was Bandit. Every evening my dad would put a pie plate full of table scraps out for Bandit. I would stand with my nose pressed to the sliding glass door of our family room with my brother John, my sister Andrea and my baby brother Mark. We would all watch Bandit enjoy his dinner. Bandit was quite tame, but my dad still never allowed any of us kids outside in the backyard when it was Bandit's dinner time. Looking back, Bandit probably was a male, as there were never any babies. Bandit came nightly for a few years, then we never saw him again. There never was a raccoon replacement when he, presumably, passed away so I guess he was just a lone male.

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Message 1106285 - Posted: 15 May 2011, 0:24:47 UTC - in response to Message 1106284.

While of course that is not the real me in that video, growing up I did have raccoon encounters. I grew up in the Oakland hills and my dad used to feed a raccoon who frequented our backyard. The raccoon's name was Bandit. Every evening my dad would put a pie plate full of table scraps out for Bandit. I would stand with my nose pressed to the sliding glass door of our family room with my brother John, my sister Andrea and my baby brother Mark. We would all watch Bandit enjoy his dinner. Bandit was quite tame, but my dad still never allowed any of us kids outside in the backyard when it was Bandit's dinner time. Looking back, Bandit probably was a male, as there were never any babies. Bandit came nightly for a few years, then we never saw him again. There never was a raccoon replacement when he, presumably, passed away so I guess he was just a lone male.

Raccoon feeding... nature or nurture?

If there'd been others, Some could have been: Smokey, Snowman
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Message 1106498 - Posted: 15 May 2011, 17:33:37 UTC
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Hi Angela
<sorry to jump into the conversation>
Thought you might be interested in this - if you haven't seen it already: research at York University on the territories and movement of raccoons in Toronto.
CBC in February (repeated in April, when I saw it) aired a documentary called "Raccoon Nation" based on the York U research. The 45 minute doc is here (after 15 seconds of ads):
CBC Raccoon Nation
It is a fascinating piece!

A written summary of the documentary, with the names and links to the researchers is here:
York University researchers

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