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Germans battle 'Nazi' racoons
Ananova ^ | 10/21/2005 | Staff

Posted on 10/21/2005 9:24:18 AM PDT by Red Badger

Germany is stepping up its battle against 'Nazi' racoons after they ruined much of this year's wine harvest.

The racoons were released into the German countryside in 1934 under the orders of Hermann Goering.

Goering thought they would "enrich" the local wildlife - but they have spread throughout Central Europe, from the Low Countries to the Urals, according to conservationists.

The nocturnal mammals have become a health hazard in many cities, where they rummage through garbage bins and invade homeowners' attics and cellars.

Now, they are becoming a threat to agriculture as well, according to farmers.

"Racoons wiped out almost the entire harvest in a matter of days," said Werner Kothe who operates a vineyard in the Brandenburg region.

The situation has become so serious in Brandenburg that officials there have hired bounty hunters to cull racoons.

Last year, hunters in the state killed 3,471 of the pests. However scientists estimate there may be upwards of a million in Germany - and they are spreading to neighbouring countries at an alarming rate.

Experts say there are 100 racoons per square kilometre in the Kassel area north of Frankfurt - the same density reported in the racoon's natural habitat in North America.


TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: coon; coonhunt; ecology; enviro; garbage; green; hunting; nazi; pest; peta; predator; prey; raccoon; uberprocyonid
C'mon Boys! Get ya'lls shootin' irons ready! It's open season in Germany!..........
1 posted on 10/21/2005 9:24:21 AM PDT by Red Badger
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To: Red Badger

How 'bout that: Nazi 'coons.


2 posted on 10/21/2005 9:29:58 AM PDT by paddles
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To: Red Badger

see the dems keep telling you that bushs grandfather sold stuff to the nazis. but nooooooooo, you wouldnt believe them. on a more relevant note, how is it that humane socialist europe is letting these poor furry creatures be slaughtered? shame. lol


3 posted on 10/21/2005 9:30:14 AM PDT by son of caesar (son of caesar)
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To: Red Badger
The situation has become so serious in Brandenburg that officials there have hired bounty hunters to cull racoons.

Why hire bounty hunters? Just declare an open season on them and let anyone hunt them.

4 posted on 10/21/2005 9:32:36 AM PDT by Paleo Conservative (France is an example of retrograde chordate evolution.)
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To: son of caesar

http://www.centralpets.com/animals/mammals/dogs/dog3325.html

The Walker (All American) treeing coon-hound: s/he will actually climb the tree and fetch the `coon down from a limb. That's right Fritz, I ain't scheissen you.


5 posted on 10/21/2005 9:34:55 AM PDT by tumblindice
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To: Paleo Conservative

In Germany, Hunting and Fishing is tightly regulated (like everything else) You must take lessons, like driving schools, to get a license, in hunting or fishing. Owning a firearm is another matter...............When fishing poles are banned only criminals will have fishing poles.......


6 posted on 10/21/2005 9:36:29 AM PDT by Red Badger (In life, you don't get what you deserve. You get what you settle for...........)
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To: Red Badger; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; SandyInSeattle; Darksheare; tiamat; ...
The war goes on.

German cities fall to raccoon invasion force (HOLD MEIN BIER ALERT)

Nazi raccoons conquer Europe

Nazi Raccoons on the March in Europe


Not-A-Ping-List ping!
7 posted on 10/21/2005 9:39:12 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Texas State Motto: "Regular or Extra-Crispy?")
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To: Red Badger
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8 posted on 10/21/2005 9:39:20 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Red Badger
Bringen Sie es auf!


9 posted on 10/21/2005 9:42:04 AM PDT by w_over_w (You did it ASTROS!!! 45 yrs. but you did it! God bless you and God bless Texas!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Ach! Mein Laben!*

*said by Schultzy Raccy as he fell from a tree after being Schmiessered.


10 posted on 10/21/2005 9:42:50 AM PDT by Darksheare (If you shake a stick of garlic butter at a vampire, will it keep him away?)
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To: martin_fierro

LOL!!!!.....


11 posted on 10/21/2005 9:43:44 AM PDT by Red Badger (In life, you don't get what you deserve. You get what you settle for...........)
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To: mikrofon; Charles Henrickson

Ich bin ein Procyoner.


12 posted on 10/21/2005 9:45:24 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Red Badger; Tijeras_Slim; Constitution Day

Think about it:

What is a coonskin cap, except a portable mullet?


13 posted on 10/21/2005 10:16:57 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: martin_fierro

HAH!! Beauty, Marty!


14 posted on 10/21/2005 10:19:06 AM PDT by Argh
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To: martin_fierro

JUST SO HAPPENS THIS WEEKEND IS:

http://www.mulletfestival.com/


SO COME ON DOWN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!(TRY SOME GATOR ON A STICK, OR COON)


15 posted on 10/21/2005 10:35:07 AM PDT by Red Badger (In life, you don't get what you deserve. You get what you settle for...........)
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To: martin_fierro
I don't understand German so here's a photo of a babe with a racoon on her head.


16 posted on 10/21/2005 10:43:53 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (Now that taglines are cool, I refuse to have one.)
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To: CougarGA7

ping to 8


17 posted on 10/21/2005 10:45:36 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (Now that taglines are cool, I refuse to have one.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

looks very much like a red X


18 posted on 10/21/2005 11:17:12 AM PDT by DHak (usma '91)
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To: DHak

I can see it, but sometimes a firewall will block some links.


19 posted on 10/21/2005 11:20:40 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (Now that taglines are cool, I refuse to have one.)
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To: martin_fierro; Charles Henrickson; Red Badger

RACCOON RACCOON RACCOON RACCOON ... Na-zi, Na-zi ...


20 posted on 10/21/2005 11:24:17 AM PDT by mikrofon (Waschbaer-Hut)
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To: mikrofon

http://www.badgerbadgerbadger.com/


21 posted on 10/21/2005 11:25:45 AM PDT by Red Badger (In life, you don't get what you deserve. You get what you settle for...........)
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To: mikrofon; martin_fierro
'Nazi' raccoons

"We need more Lebensraum! Sieg Heil!"

22 posted on 10/21/2005 11:44:55 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Ich bin ein Tagliner.)
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To: Red Badger

My idiot neighbor use to feed those things and the entire cull-de-sac suffered.


23 posted on 10/21/2005 1:08:59 PM PDT by Welsh Rabbit
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To: Welsh Rabbit; Slings and Arrows; Stingy Dog

Due to a higher protein content, cat food is superior to dog food when feeding raccoons.

Tips on Feeding Raccoons:

http://www.loomcom.com/raccoons/info/feeding.html


24 posted on 10/21/2005 2:56:09 PM PDT by LucyT
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To: Red Badger
Bring back wolves.
25 posted on 10/21/2005 11:31:11 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Mesocons for Rice '08)
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To: Mike Darancette

Bump for future reference.


26 posted on 10/27/2005 1:18:27 PM PDT by Steelerfan
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