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Mon Feb 18, 2013, 01:38 PM

Did you lose a cat? (found photo)




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Reply Did you lose a cat? (found photo) (Original post)
Omaha Steve Feb 2013 OP
City Lights Feb 2013 #1
pepperbear Feb 2013 #2
TheBlackAdder Feb 2013 #3
Motown_Johnny Feb 2013 #4
whathehell Feb 2013 #5
RebelOne Feb 2013 #7
whathehell Feb 2013 #18
John1956PA Feb 2013 #6
pinboy3niner Feb 2013 #8
City Lights Feb 2013 #10
Omaha Steve Feb 2013 #9
MineralMan Feb 2013 #11
HiPointDem Feb 2013 #13
MineralMan Feb 2013 #15
HiPointDem Feb 2013 #19
MineralMan Feb 2013 #20
Brigid Feb 2013 #17
MineralMan Feb 2013 #21
BlancheSplanchnik Feb 2013 #23
MineralMan Feb 2013 #25
MadrasT Feb 2013 #22
MineralMan Feb 2013 #26
StarryNite Feb 2013 #12
Cleita Feb 2013 #14
Brigid Feb 2013 #16
otohara Feb 2013 #24
In_The_Wind Feb 2013 #27
Evasporque Feb 2013 #28
lonestarnot Feb 2013 #29

Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 01:38 PM

1. OMG LOL!

Absolutely adorable!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 01:39 PM

2. I think it's a photoshop job, according to snopes at least. but it IS a fun picture. :)

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 01:40 PM

3. Amazingly bad photoshopping, perhaps. eom

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 01:42 PM

4. Are we sure that is real?

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 01:44 PM

5. I love it, but can it be real?...I just don't know much about racoons

Can they stand on their hind legs like that?

It's AWESOMELY cute, but if it's real, it should

merit some sort of wide recognition or prize.

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Response to whathehell (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 01:48 PM

7. Yes, I had a friend who had a pet raccoon and it stood on its hind legs. n/t

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Response to RebelOne (Reply #7)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 04:12 PM

18. Cool! n/t

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 01:44 PM

6. Debunked

http://www.snopes.com/photos/animals/raccooncat.asp


http://urbanlegends.about.com/od/cats/ss/Raccoon-Holding-Cat-Picture.htm


It has been reported that the original photograph (which does not include the kitten) dates from 2007.

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Response to John1956PA (Reply #6)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 01:53 PM

8. PS or not, it's still a hoot!

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #8)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 01:53 PM

10. Agreed!

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Response to John1956PA (Reply #6)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 01:53 PM

9. It was fun while it lasted

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 01:57 PM

11. It's a 'shopped photo, but

I used to feed the raccoons at my home in California. My cats got along fine with them, and there was lots of nose-sniffing between the two species.

At one point, I had a family of six visiting my back door. All would take peanuts in the shell from my hand, then sit and eat them right on the spot. Very gentle critters, they were, and very polite.

OTOH, I got back from a party one night, and momma raccoon and her babies were all sacked out on my living room couch. They'd come in through the cat flap after not getting their customary feeding that evening. They left through the cat flap when we got home, but in a leisurely way. No problems.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #11)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 03:03 PM

13. racoons kill cats too.

 

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Response to HiPointDem (Reply #13)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 03:10 PM

15. These didn't kill any of my cats.

They got along just fine. So, you may be right, but it all depends, I guess.

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Response to HiPointDem (Reply #19)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 04:50 PM

20. Yes, I'm aware of that. Our raccoons were

not hungry for cat. They had ample food from other sources. They and our cats interacted peacefully for several years, and our cats lived into their 20s.

Note that I'm not recommending anything. I'm just describing what happened at my home in California.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #11)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 03:26 PM

17. You came home to find racoons chilling out on your couch?

Were they watching TV and eating popcorn?

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Response to Brigid (Reply #17)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 04:55 PM

21. Nope. They were just napping.

They came into the house fairly often. When they did, they polished off any dry cat food that was out, and then left politely. During good weather our front door was usually open, and a raccoon would often appear around the time when I usually put food out for them and look in on us to let us know they were there. When they did come into the house, they always were on their best visiting behavior, and never got rowdy or destructive.

I don't recommend that people do this, by any means. I'm sort of an animal tamer guy. I also could go into the yard, hold peanuts or a handful of bird seed out in my hand and blue jays and other birds would fly down and sit on my hand to eat them. It's just something I do with the wild animals around places I live. They must think I'm an OK human and tell all their friends, because the numbers just kept growing.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #21)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 06:01 PM

23. you have no idea

How jealous I am!

How amazing to have had racoons in your life like that.

Soooooo cute!

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Response to BlancheSplanchnik (Reply #23)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 07:42 PM

25. Seems like animals of all kinds

Have always come to me. I do not know why. One time in a pine forest in Caifornia, far from any populated place, a deer and two fawns walked right up to me in my campsite early in the morning. I got to rub all of their heads and ears before the wandered off. I cannot explain it. I have met many wild animals like that.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #11)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 05:50 PM

22. OMG I love this story.



I have accidentally trapped many racoons (in humane box traps) when trying to trap feral cats (for spay/neuter).

It is kind of funny when they wander into the trap. They don't freak out at all when it closes, they just chill and eat all the bait, and then look around like: "Hmmm... seem to have gotten myself into a bit of a fix here."

(Cats, on the other hand, flip the fuck out when the trap door closes. It is quite a marked difference.)

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Response to MadrasT (Reply #22)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 07:47 PM

26. They are smart critters. nt

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 02:09 PM

12. Real or not...

it's still cute!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 03:10 PM

14. Cute, but it has been my experience that raccoons view small kittens and cats

as hors d' oeuvres.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 03:23 PM

16. Photoshopped?

I'm sure it is, but still

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 06:01 PM

24. Snopes Says It's Fake

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 09:05 AM

27. bump

oh so sweet

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 09:22 AM

28. This is...

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 09:24 AM

29. :)

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