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A Raccoon Eating Grapes at the Dinner Table Is Almost Adorable (Video)
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Posted on 11/09/2013 7:29:49 PM PST by nickcarraway

There's only one flaw in this otherwise cute video of a button-eyed raccoon dexterously eating grapes like he's people: the audio. The sounds of slurping and chomping in this video — apparently uploaded by a Russian YouTuber

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TOPICS: Computers/Internet; Pets/Animals; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: grapes; raccoon

1 posted on 11/09/2013 7:29:49 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

That is adorable, and I’m going to send it to some of my younger grandkids.

Thanks for posting!


2 posted on 11/09/2013 7:35:28 PM PST by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: nickcarraway

I didn’t find the sound unnerving at all. I liked it.


3 posted on 11/09/2013 7:35:36 PM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nickcarraway

Sir... It was raining and it's cold, may I ask if you have anything to eat?

4 posted on 11/09/2013 7:40:34 PM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nickcarraway; goat granny
Pinging GG...knowing how much she loves coons.


5 posted on 11/09/2013 7:55:32 PM PST by Daffynition (*$17,000,000,000,000* Fear the beards! GO SOX!)
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To: nickcarraway
He's as cute as his Momma, Poppa and cousin used to be.


6 posted on 11/09/2013 7:57:14 PM PST by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: nuconvert
Opportunists and thieves....wine B4 its time.


7 posted on 11/09/2013 7:57:43 PM PST by Daffynition (*$17,000,000,000,000* Fear the beards! GO SOX!)
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To: Daffynition

Lol


8 posted on 11/09/2013 7:59:05 PM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nickcarraway

You can tell from my screen name I loved this. Chirr!


9 posted on 11/09/2013 8:19:36 PM PST by raccoonradio
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To: nickcarraway
We though an occasional raccoon was cute until they started bringing friends and relatives and we'd have a dozen of them trying to get in the house and refusing to leave.

(I still think they're cute in someone else's yard)

10 posted on 11/09/2013 8:21:12 PM PST by Baynative (Wake me up early, be good to my dogs and teach my children to pray.)
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To: Baynative

I’ve fed wild raccoons out of my hand.

But knowing what I do now, never again.
Raccoons, for whatever reason, are prone to rabies. And any wild animal will be cute, cuddly, and somewhat helpless when they are young/infants, but past puberty, they show what they really are.
Wild animals!


11 posted on 11/09/2013 8:25:47 PM PST by djf (Global warming is turning out to be a bunch of hot air!!)
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To: djf
Friends of mine were camping this summer and were attacked by a pack of 5 or 6 of them. His wife was torn up badly required many stitches and had to go through the series of painful rabies shots.

They still have no idea why they were attacked just sitting in their camp.

12 posted on 11/09/2013 8:28:17 PM PST by Baynative (Wake me up early, be good to my dogs and teach my children to pray.)
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To: Baynative

Years ago, wife and I were camping in the Alpine Lakes area of the central cascades.

Two am every morning, something walked around the tent line. This went on every night for the almost week we were there.

I figured it was a raccoon or two, but might have been something bigger - didn’t dare tell her, she would have gotten so freaked we would have had to pull up stakes and leave.

Still got pics from that trip. She is long gone, had an aneurysm in 2000 at 41 yrs old. I still often tear up over it.

But it was/is a precious thing. Little bastids! They’re probably long gone also!


13 posted on 11/09/2013 8:38:09 PM PST by djf (Global warming is turning out to be a bunch of hot air!!)
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To: raccoonradio

My usual visitors came by this evening. They love dog food. But their favorite is oatmeal cookies ... I’ve been feeding the family since the Mom Coon (I named her BG for bandit girl) brought the five around at around their age ten weeks. Now they just come right in the window and take food from my hands as they sit in my lap. I’m having to slowly ‘ween’ them to foraging more and getting fewer handouts. Winter ‘s coming and I spect they’ll continue to be regulars when it get snowy.


14 posted on 11/09/2013 8:44:49 PM PST by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: Daffynition

bah humbug don’t like, :O) your a bad girl....


15 posted on 11/09/2013 8:52:57 PM PST by goat granny
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To: Baynative

they can chew a hole in your roof and make a cozy home for themselves. They will leave if you use a 38 special, permanitly..Had a farm, they are nasty predators and will kill just for the fun of it...killed more of my farm fowl than I did...(not counting the meat chickens we sold) :O)


16 posted on 11/09/2013 9:00:14 PM PST by goat granny
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To: Rebelbase

Hermann Goering knew how to handle them.


17 posted on 11/09/2013 9:04:49 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Daffynition

that one is cute, but the cat should have attacked...LOL that coon doesn’t take his eyes off the cat even when putting the food in its mouth. would make a nice pelt..I could skin him with an air compressor, single edge razor blade in about 6 minutes.


18 posted on 11/09/2013 9:07:44 PM PST by goat granny
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To: nickcarraway

That man who filmed this seems very lonely but hee made a friend or the animal would have run away when the camera started. Cute. Thanks for posting!


19 posted on 11/09/2013 9:25:51 PM PST by JouleZ (You are the company you keep.)
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To: goat granny
Kitty vs Raccoon
20 posted on 11/09/2013 9:31:43 PM PST by Chad_the_Impaler
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To: Daffynition

I think that guy’s been coming to our house and eating our kitty’s food. Looks like a familiar move...hubby caught him sneaking up and slowly reaching kibble from her bowl.


21 posted on 11/09/2013 9:35:10 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: MHGinTN

Ah...there are youtube videos of them fighting with cats over cat food etc. :) Dog food, ah! And cookies.


22 posted on 11/09/2013 10:07:40 PM PST by raccoonradio
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To: Chad_the_Impaler

Thanks, enjoyed the video...when I go on utube it takes a while for me to quit...ended up watching an elephant give birth. Amazing.


23 posted on 11/09/2013 10:30:53 PM PST by goat granny
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To: Baynative
We had them staying in our relatively warm garage
(uninvited); they found the birdseed / cat & dog food and
safe warm nesting area above the dog-trot / porch
until we caught 'em chewing on the wires after that
live traps & relocation..lockable trashcans
for pet's food & if they were caught in the open,
we / I "soaped" 'em w/ power hose (for the new ones).
..after one year they were gone.

24 posted on 11/09/2013 10:45:50 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income & tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: nuconvert

Raccoon feces carry the eggs to a very nasty round worm that humans are VERY susceptible. You can get it from just breathing the air that the dried feces dust is suspended in. Yes they are cute, but possibly deadly because of this.


25 posted on 11/09/2013 10:55:17 PM PST by JSteff (It was ALL about SCOTUS.. We are DOOMED for several generations. . Who cares? The Dem's do & voted!)
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To: JSteff

I didn’t see mention of baylisascaris infectimg people through airborn transmission.

“Many raccoons carry a roundworm called baylisascaris. Infected raccoons pass baylisascaris eggs in the feces. Other animals and people can get infected if they accidentally swallow the eggs in soil or water. “

Hantavirus can be transmitted through breathing it in.
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/hantavirusinfections.html

The saying around here is: Don’t sweep the poop


26 posted on 11/10/2013 7:57:30 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nickcarraway
After a raccoon killed a kitten I was raising in a most gruesome way, raccoons are not my favorites. A few days after the killing saw a dead raccoon in the middle of the road with big tire tracks across the body...he got his.
27 posted on 11/10/2013 12:21:07 PM PST by Conservative4Ever (A pox on the House of Apple and the ios7 horse they rode in on.)
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