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Wed Jun 13, 2018, 07:55 PM

Raccoon Rescued!

The little brave daredevil darling (female) was lured into a live-trap by a can of cat food at about 2 am. She was then released into nature. From the pictures, it looks like she at least had a meal of canned cat food before being released. I was glad to see that.

Yeah! she is safe and free.



https://www.npr.org/2018/06/13/619491657/raccoon-is-trapped-in-minnesota-after-capturing-fans-worldwide

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Reply Raccoon Rescued! (Original post)
Equinox Moon Jun 2018 OP
Blue_true Jun 2018 #1
BigmanPigman Jun 2018 #2
TheFrenchRazor Jun 2018 #3
Solly Mack Jun 2018 #4
Raine Jun 2018 #5
johnp3907 Jun 2018 #6
BigmanPigman Jun 2018 #7
angrychair Jun 2018 #8
burrowowl Jun 2018 #9
Equinox Moon Jun 2018 #10
bdamomma Jun 2018 #11
smirkymonkey Jun 2018 #15
montana_hazeleyes Jun 2018 #14
KY_EnviroGuy Jun 2018 #12
brettdale Jun 2018 #13
DeminPennswoods Jun 2018 #16
Equinox Moon Jun 2018 #17
MineralMan Jun 2018 #18
DeminPennswoods Jun 2018 #19
MineralMan Jun 2018 #20
DeminPennswoods Jun 2018 #21

Response to Equinox Moon (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 08:07 PM

1. She climbed a sheer wall 20 story skyscraper.

Had to rest some but she made it to the roof. She was smart enough to not try to climb back down (she would have likely lost her grip and fell to her death).

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Response to Equinox Moon (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 08:11 PM

2. That was so clever...

I liked the bottom video with the music.

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Response to Equinox Moon (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 08:26 PM

3. right on. crazy. nt

 

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Response to Equinox Moon (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 08:30 PM

4. I do hope she made it into the Guinness World Records.

Relieved she is safe!

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Response to Equinox Moon (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 08:32 PM

5. Hurray!

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Response to Equinox Moon (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 08:53 PM

6. Anyone remember Harold Lloyd?

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Response to johnp3907 (Reply #6)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 09:05 PM

7. Not personally but yes, he did his own stunts...amazing for the 20s.

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Response to Equinox Moon (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 09:17 PM

8. "And yet she persisted"

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Response to angrychair (Reply #8)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 09:21 PM

9. LOL!!

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Response to angrychair (Reply #8)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 09:21 PM

10. Perfect!

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Response to angrychair (Reply #8)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 09:26 PM

11. Let it to a female!!!

so happy she made it, what an experience.

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Response to bdamomma (Reply #11)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 11:07 PM

15. I'm glad she's safe!

I find it interesting how so many people just assumed it was a male raccoon. Like a female raccoon would never attempt such a daring feat.

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Response to angrychair (Reply #8)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 10:59 PM

14. Oh angrychair! Love that!

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Response to Equinox Moon (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 09:36 PM

12. People were watching this all over the globe.

She got her own Twitter page here: https://twitter.com/hashtag/mprraccoon?src=hash

A few of the cute posts:
"#mprraccoon has already declined Trump's invitation to the White House."

"That'll do raccoon. That'll do #mprraccoon" (remember the movie 'Babe'?)"

"I'll bet the 2 am live feed of the #MprRaccoon 's adventure had a larger audience than Trump's inauguration."

Many people around the world simply said the was a big welcome break from all our political insanity, with everyone united around the well-being of one little animal!

If only we had body cams to watch on each of the children yanked from their parents at our border!........



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Response to Equinox Moon (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 09:39 PM

13. Awesome

She got rescued

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Response to Equinox Moon (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 01:18 AM

16. She was caught in a live trap,

ate 2 cans of cat food and was released onto private land into a wooded area by Minn Wildlife Management personnel. There's video of her being released. She was reluctant to leave the trap at first, but once the technician shook and tipped the trap a little, out she came and ran off into the woods.

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Response to DeminPennswoods (Reply #16)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 09:25 AM

17. I'm glad she was given 2-cans of cat food.

I heard on the radio they think she was on the building to eat the pigeon eggs. There are multiple nests in various places of the building (s). Raccoon's nature, when scared, is to climb higher. That first stick they poked at her sent her up, out of fear. She was on the building for at least 2-3 days.

I am glad she was fed.

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Response to DeminPennswoods (Reply #16)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 09:43 AM

18. I noticed a mowed lawn in the video,

where she was released. This morning, the local news said it was at a residential property. I imagine the property owners, having agreed to have the 'coon released there, will see to it that the critter has some food to eat.

We have raccoons that visit the area around our bird feeder every evening. We toss out some cheap dry cat food for them and for the crows that also come to our yard. We fed the local raccoons when we lived in California, too. They got pretty tame over time, and some would take food gently from my hand.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #18)

Fri Jun 15, 2018, 07:27 AM

19. Raccoons are nature's garbage disposal

I never throw food in the trash can any more, just toss whatever's leftover into the yard away from the house and the crows and other critters clean it up, often within minutes or by the next morning at the latest.

The absolute funniest thing I've ever seen was a video of a raccoon bread line. A was person standing in their doorway and handing out slices of bread to a line of raccoons. Each raccoon came to the door, stood on its hind legs, took the slice of bread handed to it in its paws, left and the next raccoon came up, did the same and so on.

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Response to DeminPennswoods (Reply #19)

Fri Jun 15, 2018, 09:11 AM

20. The raccoons that visited our California house

would do something similar. I handed out peanuts in the shell to them sometimes. They'd come up one at a time, politely take the peanut in their paws and then move off to eat it. Once one was finished, it would return to the back of the line for another one.

They'd also sometimes come into the house through the too-large cat door in the living room. When one would come in, it would head for the kitchen, polish off whatever dry cat food was in the bowl, and then politely leave back through the cat door. They'd notice us sitting in the living room, but paid no attention.

I fed all sorts of wild animals there. Blue Jays would fly down to my hand for peanuts. If we sat out on the patio, we'd have a constant stream of birds landing on the table looking for treats. Fun times.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #20)

Fri Jun 15, 2018, 06:43 PM

21. One of my aunts

feed chipmunks from her hand. One chipmunk would not leave until it had exactly 3 peanuts, one for each cheek and 1 held by its front teeth.

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