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Raccoon Spotted In Tree With Face Stuck In Jar
WTAE ^ | March 22, 2012

Posted on 03/22/2012 6:07:58 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia

SHENANGO TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- A woman in Shenango Township said she has seen a raccoon with its face stuck inside a jar for four days.

Tammy Yakubic said she is worried that if it doesn't get help soon, the raccoon will die.

Yakubic called the Pennsylvania Game Commission, but the animal is up too high in a tree for it to intervene.

"Their hands were tied, unless the animals would actually come down to the ground, which he has not. I mean, this is going on four days now, so I didn't know what else to do," Yakubic said.

(Excerpt) Read more at wtae.com ...


TOPICS: Outdoors; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: jarhead; raccoon
Poor thing.
1 posted on 03/22/2012 6:08:02 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Maybe a pellet rifle would help.
2 posted on 03/22/2012 6:09:37 AM PDT by yobid (Si vis pacem, para bellum, If you wish for peace, prepare for war)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Good job for a sharpshooter.


3 posted on 03/22/2012 6:11:42 AM PDT by iowamark (The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, But in ourselves)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve come across cat skeletons in trees, and raccoon skeletons inside bottles.

Honestly, city people worry about the silliest things.

(The cat will come down from the tree, nobody needs to save it, and the jar will come off the raccoons head - all on its own.)


4 posted on 03/22/2012 6:13:41 AM PDT by I cannot think of a name
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Simple solution.......... shoot it.


5 posted on 03/22/2012 6:13:48 AM PDT by upsdriver
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Net and tranquilizer dart.


6 posted on 03/22/2012 6:14:55 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

How does a tree get its face caught in a jar? Just an idle question. sd


7 posted on 03/22/2012 6:15:42 AM PDT by shotdog (I love my country. It's our government I'm afraid of.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Short story long..A bear got up a tree in town once and animal control or Ranger Bob? tranqed it.
People booed when the bear half missed the net and hit the sidewalk with a thud.
So make sure they have the net properly in place if there is a big crowd of town folks watching.


8 posted on 03/22/2012 6:17:07 AM PDT by Leep (Dueling tag lines=don't worry,you'll be a vegetable guy soon<>It's gonna be a Newt day!)
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To: upsdriver
Simple solution.......... shoot it.

Agree - Raccoons are nusance animals when they come out of the woods and get into suburban areas

9 posted on 03/22/2012 6:19:10 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: shotdog
How does a tree get its face caught in a jar? Just an idle question

I'm still trying to figure out how they know on which side of the tree is the face....

10 posted on 03/22/2012 6:24:13 AM PDT by CAluvdubya
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To: from occupied ga; upsdriver

By shoot it, I assume you mean the glass jar. With your Daisey B-B gun. Safe copper B-B cracks glass, which falls harmlessly to the ground where it is safely picked up and recycled, and the ‘coon gratefully scampers away.


11 posted on 03/22/2012 6:27:14 AM PDT by ngat
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To: CAluvdubya

I’m reliably told that they know which side it’s knot. sd


12 posted on 03/22/2012 6:32:12 AM PDT by shotdog (I love my country. It's our government I'm afraid of.)
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To: shotdog

Bwahahaha!


13 posted on 03/22/2012 6:34:32 AM PDT by CAluvdubya
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Sounds like a job for a Barret 50 cal ...


14 posted on 03/22/2012 6:35:42 AM PDT by Scythian
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I think the power company has hydraulic lifts, or the fire Department Ladders that could get them close enough to break the glass.


15 posted on 03/22/2012 6:36:38 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: ngat

Nah, shoot the nasty bugger with a 12 gauge, hit the jar and kill the varmint.


16 posted on 03/22/2012 6:39:49 AM PDT by Safetgiver (I'd rather die under a free American sky than live under a Socialist regime.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
It's a racoon. Shoot the dadgum thing.
17 posted on 03/22/2012 7:20:20 AM PDT by Jemian (We don't need Mittens in the south (or the rest of the country, for that matter).)
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To: shotdog
I’m reliably told that they know which side it’s knot. sd

How wood they know?

[See what you started!]
18 posted on 03/22/2012 7:20:49 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: CAluvdubya
I'm still trying to figure out how they know on which side of the tree is the face....

It's the side with the kite crumbs clinging to it.


19 posted on 03/22/2012 7:40:32 AM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: I cannot think of a name; upsdriver

I agree about shooting it. It would be more a more kind thing to do than to let it die of dehydration.

There is a deer skeleton in our woods that one of my sons found. It’s antlers were wedged between two small trees. The poor animal got stuck while scraping it’s felt and it starved to death.

A .306 would have been a much easier way to go.


20 posted on 03/22/2012 7:45:33 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: ngat

My guess is if you shoot the jar, there is a good chance the neck of the jar will still be around the racoons neck and now with sharp glass shards.

It would be better to just kill the animal. I suppose a tranquilizer might be the next best option and then take the nasty varmint to the woods away from homes.


21 posted on 03/22/2012 7:51:00 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: FreeAtlanta

Of course not, it should go without saying any regular B-B gun user would aim at and easily hit the neck of the jar so that the problem you describes would not ensue.

However, should a sudden gust of wind deflect the B-B and cause the situation you described, the ‘coon would be able to eat and drink, and would have the bonus of having a spiked collar for defense, like the bulldogs you see in Bugs Bunny cartoons, in case of attack by a coyote.


22 posted on 03/22/2012 8:04:42 AM PDT by ngat
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To: TomGuy

You guys need to branch out into standup.


23 posted on 03/22/2012 8:08:15 AM PDT by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Well, according to the article, they shot him because they thought he was rabid.


24 posted on 03/22/2012 8:24:01 AM PDT by beaversmom
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To: I cannot think of a name

Eleanor Rigby, wearing a face that she keeps in a jar by the door. Who is it for?


25 posted on 03/22/2012 9:03:19 AM PDT by Blogatron (Brought to you by The American Frog Council; 'Frog - The other green meat')
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To: ngat
By shoot it, I assume you mean the glass jar.

NO! If you ever had to deal with raccoons, you'd know I meant shoot the nasty bugger, NOT the jar.

26 posted on 03/22/2012 9:04:31 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: TomGuy

You listen for the bark. Does that go against the grain?
[You bit, so don’t tell me ‘look what you started.’] nyah nyah nyah. sd


27 posted on 03/22/2012 1:10:01 PM PDT by shotdog (I love my country. It's our government I'm afraid of.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
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28 posted on 03/22/2012 1:18:09 PM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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