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(Roadkill Raccoon) Along Duluth Roadside, Road-Striping Crew Delivers A Final Insult
Duluth News Tribune ^ | September 14, 2012 | News Tribune staff,

Posted on 09/14/2012 8:41:31 PM PDT by DogByte6RER

Along Duluth roadside, road-striping crew delivers a final insult

Roadkill Raccoon

At least one Howard Gnesen Road traveler said she wishes someone on the road crew had taken the time to clear the way before the striping truck came through this week.

At least one Howard Gnesen Road traveler said she wishes someone on the road crew had taken the time to clear the way before the striping truck came through this week.

Patty Donaldson of Gnesen Township said she’d seen the dead raccoon in the roadway near South Road, north of Arrowhead Road, since early this week. She said she’s been known to stop and gingerly pull a dead skunk off the road, but she didn’t dare stop at this spot so near a curve and with only a narrow shoulder to pull onto.

That would have been a good job for someone on a road crew with a pickup and flashing lights, she said.

“I’d think the foreman on that patrol should have looked through there for obstructions before they paint the road,” she said.

But no one moved the animal and the striping truck couldn’t be expected to stop mid-stripe. So now there’s a striped raccoon in the road.

Donaldson, 60, said she was disappointed to see it.

“We’re all God’s creatures,” she said. “For somebody to leave an animal lay like that and not move it over … we have to have some sensitivity in this world.”

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TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Chit/Chat; Miscellaneous; Outdoors; Pets/Animals; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: badday; deptoftransportation; duluth; governmentworkers; insulttoinjury; napl; raccoon; roadkill; stripe; whitestripe
Roadkill Raccoon

When you've broken your leg there aren't many things that will coax you from your car to hobble down the road. But when 15-year-old Danielle Sauve cruised past this dead raccoon, plastered to a Minnesota roadside, she couldn't resist snapping a photograph. The slain animal met its unfortunate end when a highway painting truck crew failed to spot it and drove their truck over its body, dousing it with white emulsion.

1 posted on 09/14/2012 8:41:35 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
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To: DogByte6RER

Now it looks like a big skunk!


2 posted on 09/14/2012 8:44:22 PM PDT by 5by5
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To: DogByte6RER

Now it looks like a big skunk!


3 posted on 09/14/2012 8:44:28 PM PDT by 5by5
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To: DogByte6RER

Now it looks like a big skunk!


4 posted on 09/14/2012 8:44:46 PM PDT by 5by5
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To: DogByte6RER

Now it looks like a big skunk!


5 posted on 09/14/2012 8:45:22 PM PDT by 5by5
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To: Slings and Arrows

ping


6 posted on 09/14/2012 8:45:26 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
o/~ Look for the Union label... o/~


7 posted on 09/14/2012 8:47:41 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: DogByte6RER

OWNED.


8 posted on 09/14/2012 8:48:31 PM PDT by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: 5by5

So, do you think it looks like a big skunk?


9 posted on 09/14/2012 8:49:43 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: DogByte6RER

10 posted on 09/14/2012 8:50:08 PM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep, the clowns will eat me)
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To: DogByte6RER

I can’t believe that girl is standing there looking at it. Hope for her sake it was a fresh kill. Oh the stench.

you know the striping crew knew they did it


11 posted on 09/14/2012 8:50:56 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: DogByte6RER

12 posted on 09/14/2012 8:51:57 PM PDT by HerrBlucher (Praise to the Lord the Almighty the King of Creation)
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To: DogByte6RER

If Larry & Darryls) had seen it, it would have made the lunch menu at the Minuteman Cafe.


13 posted on 09/14/2012 8:53:17 PM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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To: 5by5

So...now does it look like a big skunk?


14 posted on 09/14/2012 8:56:30 PM PDT by ShasheMac
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To: DogByte6RER
“For somebody to leave an animal lay like that and not move it over … we have to have some sensitivity in this world.”

It's amazing how so many people are insulated from the realities of nature. I once dated a woman who thought dead animals in the woods were disposed of by city workers and refused to believe me when I told her that most of them were eaten by other critters.

15 posted on 09/14/2012 9:01:04 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (True North- Strong Leader, Strong Dollar, Strong and Free!)
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To: ShasheMac; 5by5

And it looks like a big skunk, too!


16 posted on 09/14/2012 9:02:57 PM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: DogByte6RER
That would have been a good job for someone on a road crew with a pickup and flashing lights, she said. <<

Don't worry Honey!...Under Obamas stimulus plan they'll be 10,000 trucks and 30,000 "diverse" union workers (3 per truck)....ALL SHOVEL READY!

17 posted on 09/14/2012 9:06:56 PM PDT by M-cubed
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To: DogByte6RER

“There’s Room For All Of God’s Creatures... Right Next To The Mashed Potatos.”

Seriously though, one would think people could find something in this crazy, mixed up world that’s important enough to worry about.

If roadkill bothers this chick that bad, she can take her happy ass out there and dispose of it.


18 posted on 09/14/2012 9:08:08 PM PDT by Freedom4US
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To: DogByte6RER

It is sort of like a new sport.


19 posted on 09/14/2012 9:15:07 PM PDT by Chickensoup (STOP The Great O-ppression)
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To: DogByte6RER

I saw a similarly painted roadkill possum on US-62 just west of Bardstown last week. Unfortunately, there weren’t any good places to pull over and traffic was pretty heavy, so I had to pass on taking a picture.


20 posted on 09/14/2012 9:20:30 PM PDT by Stonewall Jackson ("I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.")
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To: 5by5

Gotta know, are you that sure it looks like a big skunk?


21 posted on 09/14/2012 9:21:27 PM PDT by X-spurt (It is truly time for ON YOUR FEET or on your knees)
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To: Squawk 8888

lol....that’s insulated. Must have never watched nature shows, either.


22 posted on 09/14/2012 9:24:11 PM PDT by Girlene
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To: All
Oklahoma too...


23 posted on 09/14/2012 9:53:05 PM PDT by az_gila
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To: DogByte6RER

“Not in my job description.” - Every (union) worker polled about why they didn’t move the carcass prior to striping.


24 posted on 09/14/2012 9:56:59 PM PDT by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: DogByte6RER
Crossin' the highway late last night
He shoulda looked left and he shoulda looked right
He didn't see the station-wagon car
The skunk got squashed and - there you are...

You got yer dead skunk in the middle of the road
Dead skunk in the middle of the road
Dead skunk in the middle of the road
Stinkin' to high heaven.

25 posted on 09/14/2012 11:50:51 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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And, of course, if some motorist fails to see her car that's barely pulled over to the side and crashes into it, forcing the vehicle a few hundred feet, she could have two broken legs to snap her next picture with.

26 posted on 09/14/2012 11:59:03 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: 5by5

the only good coon is a dead one. Predators, disease carriers and all around uselss animal...


27 posted on 09/15/2012 1:19:04 AM PDT by goat granny
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To: DogByte6RER

Removing dead animals isn’t the job of striping crews, it’s a sanitation job. Union work rules must be obeyed.


28 posted on 09/15/2012 1:24:18 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: OrangeHoof

Dead skank in the middle of the road?


29 posted on 09/15/2012 1:26:55 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: DogByte6RER
Life is filled with a series of choices.


30 posted on 09/15/2012 1:39:31 AM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: goat granny

31 posted on 09/15/2012 3:16:41 AM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: OrangeHoof

Doesn’t she look like *Kill Bill*...Daryl Hannah?


32 posted on 09/15/2012 3:36:01 AM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Scroll down under the story at the link. The recipes are a nice touch!


33 posted on 09/15/2012 4:10:26 AM PDT by Repulican Donkey
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