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‘There is raccoon s— all over the place’: ‘Opportunistic’ rodents breaking into Toronto city hall
National Post ^ | 10/30/13 | Peter Kuitenbrouwer

Posted on 11/01/2013 11:20:13 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows

As if things couldn’t get any worse, we now have rodents gnawing at the seat of municipal government.

Raccoons, rats, mice and even birds have moved in to the soffits underneath the roof of the second floor at city hall. For over a year, workers say, the rodents have been chewing up insulation at the level where city councillors have their offices. The invaders have left their feces all over the aluminum channels installed to keep them out.

“There is raccoon s— all over the place,” says Giancarlo Cervini of Martinway Contracting Ltd., the general contractor the city has hired to deal with the problem.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.nationalpost.com ...


TOPICS: Local News; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: canada; disgusting; napl
How could they tell?
1 posted on 11/01/2013 11:20:14 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows
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To: Slings and Arrows; Squawk 8888; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; ...
I can only imagine what it's like in Chicago.


2 posted on 11/01/2013 11:20:59 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

They must have heard the Mayor has some good drugs in his office....


3 posted on 11/01/2013 11:23:53 PM PDT by llevrok (Obama 2008 : "If you vote for me, you can keep your country")
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I have a relative who lives in a very high density neighborhood and has a small fenced in yard....she feeds raccoons, squirrels, skunks and even oppossums....sometimes even a little food for the birds.....I don’t dare tell her that its dangerous for the animals and the humans to be feeding them that way because she wouldn’t take it well....I suppose she’ll learn eventually...


4 posted on 11/01/2013 11:32:48 PM PDT by cherry (.in the time of universal deceit, telling the truth is revolutionary.....)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I don’t believe that raccoons are rodents.


5 posted on 11/01/2013 11:34:19 PM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: cherry
I have a relative who lives in a very high density neighborhood and has a small fenced in yard....she feeds raccoons, squirrels, skunks and even oppossums....sometimes even a little food for the birds.....I don’t dare tell her that its dangerous for the animals and the humans to be feeding them that way because she wouldn’t take it well....I suppose she’ll learn eventually...

When she runs out of food for them, they'll probably act more civilized than certain humans will when the EBT cards flash zeros...

6 posted on 11/01/2013 11:37:05 PM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: JimRed
I don’t believe that raccoons are rodents.

And in America, that is your right!

[The article also mentions rats and mice.]

7 posted on 11/01/2013 11:54:44 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: JimRed

You are correct. Rodent refers to members of the order “Rodentia”. Racoons are in the order “Carnivora”, same as tigers, lions, wolves, bears, and the like.


8 posted on 11/02/2013 12:09:01 AM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Small issue for them: raccoons aren’t rodents.
They’re procyonids and “distant relatives of the giant panda.”


9 posted on 11/02/2013 12:23:47 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Correction: red panda.


10 posted on 11/02/2013 12:28:17 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Darksheare

Maybe they meant the politicians.


11 posted on 11/02/2013 12:30:21 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

There’s been a pattern lately. When one sees the word raccoon in a headline...chaos and hilarity ensues. I live those guys.


12 posted on 11/02/2013 12:37:01 AM PDT by Blackirish
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To: Slings and Arrows

There is that.


13 posted on 11/02/2013 1:01:25 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Blackirish
There’s been a pattern lately. When one sees the word raccoon in a headline...chaos and hilarity ensues. I live those guys.

That's what they *want* you to believe. The truth is far more sinister!

14 posted on 11/02/2013 1:07:03 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
children go to kindergarten
15 posted on 11/02/2013 1:39:02 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: cherry

In my old hometown of La Crosse, Wisconsin a number of deer-lovers put salt licks in their backyards. The deer came in droves trampling neighbors’ gardens and generally making a mess of everything. The city eventually forced the people to remove the licks.


16 posted on 11/02/2013 4:23:28 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: Slings and Arrows; Clive; exg; Alberta's Child; albertabound; AntiKev; backhoe; Byron_the_Aussie; ..
To all- please ping me to Canadian topics.

Canada Ping!

17 posted on 11/02/2013 8:24:22 AM PDT by Squawk 8888 (I'd give up chocolate but I'm no quitter)
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To: cherry

Tell your neighbor that squirrels can carry the plague. And all of those animals you listed can carry rabies.

Not to mention Hanta virus.


18 posted on 11/02/2013 8:27:28 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Slings and Arrows

That's what they *want* you to believe. The truth is far more sinister!


19 posted on 11/02/2013 8:30:33 AM PDT by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: Slings and Arrows
[The article also mentions rats and mice.]

JimRed- proudly posting replies without reading the whole article since 2000!

;^)

20 posted on 11/02/2013 8:42:04 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: null and void

They all look guilty as h*ll to me.


21 posted on 11/02/2013 9:44:34 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Well duh! If they weren’t all guilty the PO-lice wouldn’t have detained them!


22 posted on 11/02/2013 9:51:07 AM PDT by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: null and void

Raccoons make beautiful coats, they are very expensive also! Some
capitalist needs to get down there with some traps, poof problem solved!


23 posted on 11/02/2013 9:57:49 AM PDT by Kit cat (OBummer must go)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I guess that’s what comes when you rely on moose and beaver for your security force ...


24 posted on 11/02/2013 10:01:25 AM PDT by x
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I thought it was Moose and Squirrel.


25 posted on 11/02/2013 11:02:32 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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