posted on 01/22/2013 10:21:58 PM PST
As I recall raccoons are notorious spreaders of rabies/
posted on 01/22/2013 10:37:02 PM PST
(Losing to O is NO principle!)
How about treating them with the .22LR antivirus?
posted on 01/22/2013 10:54:58 PM PST
("Hope is not a course of action." -- M. O'Neal, USMC)
Couldn’t get access to the full report, but raccoons carrying brain-cancer virus should be a big story, even if it doesn’t affect humans yet.
posted on 01/22/2013 11:26:46 PM PST
("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
>> Each of the diseased raccoons had a brain tumor
I’m not surprised; dxmn coons always have that cell phone glued to their ear.
posted on 01/23/2013 4:15:41 AM PST
by Nervous Tick
(Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
I don't know anything abut the tumor stuff but I have seen outbreaks of virus infected raccoons here in S.E. Michigan. It's cyclical and usually occurs when the raccoon population gets out of control.........
I remember one such outbreak back in the early 1990's. I was golfing at a metro park and saw maybe 5 or 6 raccoons that day, just wandering around listlessly......
My dad was in charged of the park rangers and he said they had been finding them wandering along side the roads and they would shoot them.
posted on 01/23/2013 4:57:42 AM PST
by Hot Tabasco
(Jab her with a harpoon or just throw her from the train......)
Try explaining raccoons to Left-Wing ex-urbanites who think they make dandy pets, welcome them to feed around their homes, even hand feeding them.
A raccoon is a walking disease bomb, and one hell of a fierce animal if cornered. Having said that, they DO make interesting table fare. Skin and clean well. Wear rubber gloves. Boil whole carcass for a while in a BIG pot with bay leaves and pepper. Skim frequently. Thenm, roast slowly, stuffed with a large sweet onion, on a bed of sweet potatoes, glaze and season to taste.
Invite Democrats over for dinner.
Excuse yourself and head for your favorite French restaurant.
Do this frequently, tan the winter hides. Make a raccoon coat.
posted on 01/23/2013 8:39:12 AM PST
by Kenny Bunk
(Say, what the hell happened to Reggie Love? Who's in the playroom with Barry now?)
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