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Albino raccoon colorful addition to center - Rare white night stalker was caged at Florida home
WKMG Orlando ^ | December 5, 2002

Posted on 12/05/2002 1:40:15 PM PST by Shermy

Edited on 05/07/2004 6:06:45 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

A raccoon — one of those bandits that turns over garbage cans quicker than you can say “bag it” — has found a new home at the Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium in Fort Myers.

Only this coon is albino. Pink eyes, pink nose. No striped tail. No mask.


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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: raccoon

Is this Beer Foot's genetically impaired cousin? Previous Fort Myers Raccoon story:


Beer Can Injuries Kill Celebrity Raccoon

Strangely enough, there was an albino squirrel story yesterday.

Albino Squirrel Becomes Campus Good Luck Charm - Spotting Creature Assures Passing Grades (Pic)

If you're interested, here's a site found by poster Elsie. Lots of pics:

White Squirrel Towns

1 posted on 12/05/2002 1:40:15 PM PST by Shermy
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To: Shermy
Beer Can Injuries Kill Celebrity Raccoon
2 posted on 12/05/2002 1:41:40 PM PST by Shermy
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To: Elsie; another cricket; bert; vetvetdoug; MotleyGirl70; Joe Hadenuf; Dog Gone; Jonathon Spectre; ...
Ping.
3 posted on 12/05/2002 1:49:49 PM PST by Shermy
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To: Shermy
Why does race have to enter into this? LOL
4 posted on 12/05/2002 1:50:26 PM PST by Mark
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To: Guillermo; norraad
A few things for sure: Nobody will pick this guy off.

Tough luck guys.

;)

5 posted on 12/05/2002 1:51:33 PM PST by Shermy
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To: Mark
Race in not involved. This is undoubtedly the ghost of beercan foot.
6 posted on 12/05/2002 2:00:15 PM PST by bert
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To: Shermy
You left out this raccoon link from yesterday:

Man Who Mailed Raccoon Head Charged With Felony (Ohio)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/783922/posts.

Wait - this is a WHITE raccoon - hope it isn't one of the German stormtroop raccoons.

German cities fall to raccoon invasion force
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/776666/posts

Raccoons are also using weapons of mass distriction:

CDC: Raccoon Feces Can Cause Fatal Brain Infection
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/602153/posts

Don't forget this story:

FRISCO: MASCOT NAME CHANGED
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/640683/posts

Of course, we are told that the raccoon attacks are all isolated incidents.

Raccoon Climbs Into Crib, Bites Baby
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/718632/posts

Raccoon attacks girl, 6, as she plays with friends
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/697939/posts

Raccoon attacks boy in bed, Damages phone cord during call to police
http://www.freerepublic.com/forum/a3b6171dc12cd.htm





7 posted on 12/05/2002 2:01:01 PM PST by PAR35
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To: Shermy
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8 posted on 12/05/2002 2:10:54 PM PST by Andy from Beaverton
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To: Andy from Beaverton
I was thinking that it did look more like an oppossum than a raccoon.
9 posted on 12/05/2002 2:15:06 PM PST by Just another Joe
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To: Andy from Beaverton
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Couldn't help myself!

10 posted on 12/05/2002 2:15:47 PM PST by Andy from Beaverton
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To: Shermy
I wonder if its blind.....
11 posted on 12/05/2002 4:13:01 PM PST by Sungirl
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To: Andy from Beaverton; PAR35
The natural coloring of Raccoons sure does a lot for them.
12 posted on 12/05/2002 4:27:11 PM PST by Shermy
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To: Andy from Beaverton; PAR35
The natural coloring of Raccoons sure does a lot for them.
13 posted on 12/05/2002 4:27:59 PM PST by Shermy
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To: Shermy

INJURED ALBINO POP STAR CAPTURED

14 posted on 12/05/2002 4:42:58 PM PST by Mike Darancette
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To: Shermy
That thing ought to be allowed to dye it's hair if it want's because compared to a normal Raccoon,it's pretty ugly I'd say.
15 posted on 12/05/2002 6:43:57 PM PST by Rocksalt
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To: Mike Darancette
Did he get his foot stuck in a beer can?
16 posted on 12/05/2002 7:03:06 PM PST by Wissa
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To: Wissa
I once saw a squirrel, (black and white fur) that looked like it was wearing a tuxedo. The line didn't last very long apparently, and I never did get any pictures. Must have got run over or something.
17 posted on 12/05/2002 10:14:26 PM PST by truth defector
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To: Shermy
And in an unrelated story, 200 bottles of Extra Strength Rogaine hair loss ointment have been delivered to an undisclosed recipient inside a federal prison in Pennsylvania on an emergency basis. "It's d*ng drafty in here", the recipient was reported to have said to incarcerated colleagues. (:-)
18 posted on 12/05/2002 11:05:45 PM PST by SteveH
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To: Just another Joe
It's a raccoon that prefers to live life as a oppossum; its a member of the transpecies community.
19 posted on 12/06/2002 4:18:13 AM PST by weegee
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To: truth defector
Sounds like a skunk. If you find a wolf in sheep's clothing, let me know.
20 posted on 12/06/2002 4:20:01 AM PST by weegee
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To: weegee
I kid you not! In Missouri, squirrels are everywhere you look. I saw the little critter for probably more than a week, and probably almost daily. It has been a number of years ago, so I'm a little fuzzy about the times exactly, but after awhile I just didn't see it around any more. It was a squirrel. I have never seen a skunk hanging out, climbimg trees and eating nuts, have you?
21 posted on 12/07/2002 10:02:31 AM PST by truth defector
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