Raccoons in the News

Oh those wacky raccoons. They can cause trouble. Steve pointed me to this story about a raccoon in Cyprus who caused a major power outage after surviving an 11,000 volt electric shock. Poor fella is facing deportation! And Melanie supplied this fine example of a stupid human getting exactly what he deserved. This dufus set …

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A really crappy day at WildCare

Apart from my squeamishness with blood and all things medical, one of the reasons I never pursued my childhood desire to be a veterinarian was that I didn’t think I could deal with euthanizing animals. It’s never really been a huge problem at WildCare because I’ve never questioned the necessity for some of the animals …

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Strangest Weekend Hobby Ever

Yesterday afternoon, Steve and I crawled around under someone’s house looking for a dead animal. How, you might ask, does one get to this place in life. WildCare, our chosen place for animal volunteering, is always on the look-out for new funding sources. Most recently the hospital is starting an exclusion business. What is exclusion? …

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“Nazi Raccoons” in a “Furry Blitzkrieg”?

Thanks to JoLynn for this amusing, but strange, article. As many of you know, Steve and I do foster care for raccoons and have become quite fond of the buggers. We love hearing stories about how smart they are. Once, when discussing ways of keeping wild animals out of yards (like anyone would want to), …

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