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Raccoon Attack Sends Woman to Hospital (Make that pack of Raccoons)
ABC News ^ | 7/11/2012 | Molly Maddock

Posted on 07/11/2012 5:42:50 PM PDT by Blackirish

A Washington state woman suffered 16 puncture wounds and over 100 lacerations after being attacked by a pack of raccoons. Twenty-eight-year-old Michaela Lee was jogging on a trail near her Lakewood home when her dog spotted two raccoons and chased them up a tree. “I went over to pick up the leash and head home when three other raccoons just charged out of the grass straight for me.

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Any story that involves a pack of raccoons never ends well.
1 posted on 07/11/2012 5:43:00 PM PDT by Blackirish
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To: Blackirish
Try strapping on the Javelinas or a pack of Mexican Grey Wolves, or even feral hogs.

I don't know about you folks, but trying to wrestle down a 4 lb. housecat is a recipe for disaster.

If you are going to be an animal and nature lover, you need to be prepared to fend off animals and nature.

2 posted on 07/11/2012 5:50:07 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: Blackirish

Sounds planned. An ambush.


3 posted on 07/11/2012 5:50:42 PM PDT by lurk
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To: Blackirish

When attack by a band of “Suburban Ferals” is possible, carry a firearm, not mace.

The beasties can do without your spicing yourself up before the ‘coon feast begins.


4 posted on 07/11/2012 5:53:22 PM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
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To: Blackirish

It’s a “Gaze” of Raccoons..Guess they set their eyes on the poor woman.


5 posted on 07/11/2012 5:57:50 PM PDT by sockmonkey (She could never be a saint, but she thought she could be a martyr if they killed her quick)
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To: Blackirish

So what did the dog do?


6 posted on 07/11/2012 6:00:52 PM PDT by Terry Mross ( To all my kin: Do not attempt to contact me as long as you love obama.)
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To: Blackirish

Was she on the phone with 911? Did they tell her that she didn’t need to follow the raccoons? Were skittles involved?


7 posted on 07/11/2012 6:12:28 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Roger Taney? Not a bad Chief Justice. John Roberts? A really awful Chief Justice.)
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To: Blackirish

Wrong kind of dog.. the right kind would have gone thru those raccoons like a conservative telling truth at an NAACP convention...

They’d be running for the nearest tree.. to climb like a scared monkey..


8 posted on 07/11/2012 6:20:58 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: Blackirish
I, for one, really like the raccoon eyes look on women.


9 posted on 07/11/2012 6:25:39 PM PDT by I see my hands (It's time to.. KICK OUT THE JAMS, MOTHER FREEPERS!)
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To: Terry Mross

read the article....


10 posted on 07/11/2012 6:27:15 PM PDT by goodnesswins (What has happened to America?)
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To: Blackirish

This is a blatantly racist thread...


11 posted on 07/11/2012 6:27:30 PM PDT by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three are a Congress".....John Adams)
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To: Blackirish

Wilding?


12 posted on 07/11/2012 6:29:39 PM PDT by Third Person ( Actions reflect priorities.)
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To: Blackirish

Wait! Call turtleman!


13 posted on 07/11/2012 6:45:54 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: hosepipe
"like a conservative telling truth at an NAACP convention...


I don't care who you are - that's funny right there!

14 posted on 07/11/2012 6:47:55 PM PDT by Baynative (A man's admiration for absolute government is proportionate to the contempt he feels for others)
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To: ken5050

[ This is a blatantly racist thread... ]

There are probably some other good points..


15 posted on 07/11/2012 6:53:24 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: Blackirish

I’m thinking the racoons are up to something.


16 posted on 07/11/2012 6:57:50 PM PDT by lurk
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To: SJackson

ping


17 posted on 07/11/2012 7:01:07 PM PDT by randita
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To: sockmonkey
It’s a “Gaze” of Raccoons.

Thanks for posting that -- I figured there had to be a technical term for a group of raccoons, and I was planning to look it up.

18 posted on 07/11/2012 7:01:43 PM PDT by FoxInSocks ("Hope is not a course of action." -- M. O'Neal, USMC)
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To: Baynative

lol.....


19 posted on 07/11/2012 7:03:31 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: Iowa Granny; Ladysmith; Diana in Wisconsin; JLO; sergeantdave; damncat; phantomworker; joesnuffy; ..
If you’d like to be on or off this Outdoors/Rural/wildlife/hunting/hiking/backpacking/National Parks/animals list please FR mail me. And ping me is you see articles of interest.
20 posted on 07/11/2012 7:06:54 PM PDT by SJackson (The easiest way to find something lost around the house is to buy a replacement)
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To: Blackirish

If they can’t capture and take the heads in for testing of every raccoon that bit her she is in for Rabies shots. But those are not the horror they once were. The injections are given in the shoulder and not the abdomen like 20 or 30 years ago. Still painful but far better than going through one of the worst imaginable ways to die.


21 posted on 07/11/2012 7:17:37 PM PDT by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: Blackirish
"...Any story that involves a pack of raccoons never ends well..."

...Or weasels...

22 posted on 07/11/2012 7:19:19 PM PDT by rlmorel ("The safest road to Hell is the gradual one." Screwtape (C.S. Lewis))
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To: rlmorel

Or democrats!!


23 posted on 07/11/2012 7:31:43 PM PDT by Blackirish
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To: Blackirish

“I’ll get you my pretty, and your lttle dog, too!”


24 posted on 07/11/2012 7:41:29 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (Obama.....He's got your back (pocket) so he can steal your wallet.)
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To: Blackirish

I’m sure a pack (or glaze if you must) of threatened racoons will surely be deathly afraid of a little mace. Obviously she has never been schooled about the viciousness of cornered or threatened wild animals. I can picture her spraying mace at the grizzly bear that her dog rousted out of the brush.


25 posted on 07/11/2012 7:42:42 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (Skittle pooping unicorns are more common than progressives with honor & integrity.)
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To: Blackirish

“I’ll get you my pretty, and your little dog, too!”


26 posted on 07/11/2012 7:45:45 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (Obama.....He's got your back (pocket) so he can steal your wallet.)
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To: rlmorel
Probably the impetus for one of the best album covers ever!


27 posted on 07/11/2012 7:46:28 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Blackirish

Roast raccoon used to be featured on the menus of America’s best restaurants.

Skinned raccoon can still be sold as long as one of the paws (hands?) is still attached. at least get some use out of the little b@stards. My uncle used to thin the herd with .22 crimped shot, near the trash cans at night with the back porch light on.

And teach the young’uns how their granddads worshipped Davy Crockett, wore his coonskin cap, & wished they owned his Kentucky long rifle.


28 posted on 07/11/2012 7:46:35 PM PDT by elcid1970 (Nuke Mecca now. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind. Deus vult!")
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To: Blackirish

Would this be covered by Obamacare?


29 posted on 07/11/2012 7:47:51 PM PDT by Rocky (Obama is pure evil)
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To: elcid1970

I remember my Grandfather going out at night with the coon dogs and seeing the skins stretched out on pentagonal plywood drying boards up in the rafters of their detached garage. Never ate any, though.


30 posted on 07/11/2012 7:49:37 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Blackirish

I trapped a third coon this morning raiding my hen house.


31 posted on 07/11/2012 7:52:15 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (I LIKE ART! Click my name. See my web page.)
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation

Hey, raccoons aren’t funny. A bunch of them absolutely trashed my $600,000 waterfront home; it is currently unlivable. I trapped and released 2 of them; trapped a third, but he died in the trap during the heat wave.:-(


32 posted on 07/11/2012 7:55:11 PM PDT by VietVet (I am old enough to know who I am and what I believe, and I 'm not inclined to apologize for any of)
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To: FoxInSocks

It’s a “skulk” of foxes, even if they’re wearing Socks FoxInSocks.


33 posted on 07/11/2012 7:56:57 PM PDT by Graybeard58
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To: Blackirish

Just what I feared.. Raccoons have joined the Teamsters Union


34 posted on 07/11/2012 8:20:12 PM PDT by tubebender
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To: Blackirish

Probably a group that has been fed by nitwits on the trail for some time. Feed raccoons and reap the results.


35 posted on 07/11/2012 8:33:39 PM PDT by Figment
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To: VietVet

They aren’t funny, are they? We have a fairly nice set of ponds in our yard. The coons routinely dismantle and take away various pump parts, filters, and ornamental objects.

My husband figures the yearly damage at about $300 bucks.

That’s not close to your loss but it’s significant for us.

I trap squirrels, my neighbor traps coons. We have a mutual nondisclosur agreement for the sake of the children.


36 posted on 07/11/2012 8:43:35 PM PDT by Gingersnap
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
On the farm I had a coon find a way into the coop, killed about 7, ate one right down to the skeleton. My old farm neighbor never saw anything like that before. We couldn't find out how he got in until we looked under the edge of the roof and one of the 2X4 between the beams was missing. The coop had a false ceiling of asbestos panels to help keep the coop warmer in the winter, and it had a hole chewed in it....that's where we found the one’s he killed and stacked in a pile, I guess he figured on coming back to feast....I have shot them, drown them and the only good coon is a dead one. The 2 guineas were able to avoid him and one was find the other had a macerated leg, I set the leg and within a week the guinea was fine...they are hateful little vicious bastards...
37 posted on 07/11/2012 8:52:43 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: VietVet

I actually had a pet raccoon when I was a kid. He was imported from New Jersey.

I grew up on Long Island, NY and my father obtained a permit from the State of New York which allowed us to have two raccoons, but my mother wouldn’t sign on for more than one. He lived in a large cage in woods we owned behind my house, and escaped more than once.

He still had his fangs and very sharp nails. He bit my father a few times, and he got me good at least once.....I gave him a paper plate full of table scraps, and when I tried to grab the plate to add more food, he sank his fangs into my hand. It took 10 - 15 years for the small scar to fade.

My Dad and I once took the raccoon into NYC.....to my Dad’s photographic business....to give him a bath. If you want to attract a crowd of people, try walking near Rockefeller Center while carrying a huge raccoon on your chest! That raccoon turned alot of heads, even amongst jaded New Yorkers.

Eventually, we took him to a large wooded state park and gave him his freedom.

Sorry to hear about the damage to your home. I hope your insurance covers the loss. I miss the good old days when the worst raccoons did was tip over garbage cans.


38 posted on 07/11/2012 10:03:37 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (Obama.....He's got your back (pocket) so he can steal your wallet.)
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To: Graybeard58
It’s a “skulk” of foxes, even if they’re wearing Socks FoxInSocks.

That's the cat's pajamas.

39 posted on 07/11/2012 10:17:58 PM PDT by FoxInSocks ("Hope is not a course of action." -- M. O'Neal, USMC)
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To: Pride in the USA; Stillwaters

Wow


40 posted on 07/11/2012 10:26:00 PM PDT by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: elcid1970

A few years ago when I took a trapper’s safety class, coon pelts were going for around $20 each. Haven’t checked prices in a while, though.


41 posted on 07/11/2012 10:31:45 PM PDT by Ellendra ("It's astounding how often people mistake their own stupidity for a lack of fairness." --Thunt)
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To: Ellendra

Once on the farm I got a possum in the live trap. Son shot it and I skinned it and sent it off with some goat hides to be tanned...Possum if you had enough would make a nice jacket. It would take quite a few...


42 posted on 07/11/2012 10:41:02 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
So far this spring I have shot 22 coons in my yard or on my deck. Only one of those was young of the year.

My property is infested with the worthless bastards. There must be hundreds of them back in my woods, one night I shot 4 of them.

They tear up the bird feeders and rip up the lawn digging for grubs. There seems to be no limit to how many there are because every morning you can see what they were into the night before.

I've tried to get someone to hunt or trap them in the fall, but they never show up. All anyone does anymore is deer hunt around here.

43 posted on 07/12/2012 5:23:26 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: Darksheare; Borax Queen

Darks is involved with this somehow......


44 posted on 07/12/2012 5:25:31 AM PDT by Lakeshark (I don't care for Mitt, the alternative is unthinkable)
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To: Graybeard58

Thanks for the smile

It’s been about a year since my mom passed away... She used to say fox in sox to get me to laugh when I was little.. Not sure why or where it came from but, It brought a smile to my morning.. Thanks.


45 posted on 07/12/2012 5:41:39 AM PDT by WomBom ("I read Free Republic for the pictures")
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To: goat granny

***On the farm I had a coon find a way into the coop, killed about 7, ate one right down to the skeleton.***

Several years ago I noticed a large amount of feathers and blood in my hen yard when I went out to open the pen up.

I could find no way anything could have gotten in the house to kill a chicken, and the hens were not spooked at all.

Next morning I noticed fresh guts in the yard and a close inspection found no way a coon could get into the hut, and the hens were still not spooked.

Then I looked closely inside the house and saw lots of blood in one area.

There was a 1 1/2 inch gap between the roof and the wall for air circulation. A close inspection of the outside of the hen hut in that area showed lots of scratches in the wood. I then figured it out.

The coon had learned to jump up the side of the hut, reach through the 1 1/2 space, grab what he could and pull the chicken through the opening. The other hens inside did not even notice one of their own was gone.

I have since closed up those air openings.


46 posted on 07/12/2012 7:05:13 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (I LIKE ART! Click my name. See my web page.)
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To: FreedomPoster

Had that album plus Burnt Weenie Sandwich.


47 posted on 07/12/2012 7:14:06 AM PDT by Starstruck
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To: Blackirish

This is why I carry my Ruger LCP when I’m out running. Well, actually, I’m more worried about dogs though I have yet to encounter a really mean one.


48 posted on 07/12/2012 7:19:22 AM PDT by meyer (It's 1860 all over again - the taxpayer is the new "N" word)
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To: Beagle8U

I believe a Pyrenees would solve your problem.

(”Pyrenees”, not “Pekinese” - just to clarify)


49 posted on 07/12/2012 7:26:12 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: MrB
Not unless they can climb trees. All of my property is woods, even in the yard they are only a short distance from trees.
50 posted on 07/12/2012 7:43:57 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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