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Message 1084100 - Posted: 5 Mar 2011, 15:05:11 UTC

I watched this broadcast the other night on David Suzuki's program The Nature of Things. Another fine production from our CBC.
The habits of urban raccoons are quite astounding and there are a few surprises in their behaviours.

Enjoy Angela aka The Crazy Raccoon Lady

http://www.cbc.ca/documentaries/natureofthings/video.html?ID=1815680672
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Message 1084107 - Posted: 5 Mar 2011, 16:15:09 UTC

Robert, that was FANTASTIC!!! I watched it right away and I loved every minute of it!!! When Eric wakes up, I will watch it again with him.

Just for the record, I'm doing my best to slow down this trend of increasing cognitive capacity in raccoons. I provide absolutely no challenges for my "little woodland friends". All they have to do is scale my backyard fence to get a treat. So when the Raccoon Overlords rule over us all, please blame those who resisted the raccoons, not those of us who succumbed early to their many charms.

Robert, my friend, thank you for such an excellent treat.

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Message 1084114 - Posted: 5 Mar 2011, 16:27:00 UTC

I'm so glad you could view this. Sometimes, things like this seem to get blocked at the border for whatever reasons.

I was really amazed when I watched this. Who knew the little beggers were as intelligent as that?
You might be onto something when you speak of our new overlords.

Hmmmm... all this time I expected the overlords would come from space, the final frontier.
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Message 1084143 - Posted: 5 Mar 2011, 18:41:24 UTC

Who knew the little beggers were as intelligent as that?

Oh I knew!!! I used to keep spare birdseed outside in a really thick glass jar with a very wide mouth and a very tight lid. Their hands didn't seem wide enough to unscrew that jar in any traditional way, so I figured it was safe to put seed in it. I have no idea how they learned to unscrew that jar, dump out all the birdseed and pick out all the dried corn. The first night I thought it was a fluke. I figured maybe I hadn't screwed the lid on tightly enough. Maybe they just got lucky. The second night I no longer blamed myself.

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Message 1084179 - Posted: 5 Mar 2011, 20:07:08 UTC

That was very intersting. Bummer was the racoon round worm deal.
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Message 1084183 - Posted: 5 Mar 2011, 20:19:22 UTC

Most of the time they poop elsewhere, but if we have a "problem" I send in an expert... (Poor Eric!!!)

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Message 1084255 - Posted: 6 Mar 2011, 3:14:28 UTC

Thank you for the link Robert. Very interesting.
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Message 1084355 - Posted: 6 Mar 2011, 15:59:15 UTC

I forgot to mention that when I "send in an expert", it adds a whole new level of meaning to the "Honey, DOO!!!" list...

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