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Raccoons seek revenge on jogger (Read 709 times)

    They always looked angry to me.  Suspicions confirmed.

     

    http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2018653734_raccoons11.html

    xor


      That happened in a place that I run rather frequently.  We do trail races in there occasionally too.

       

      Crazy stuff.

       

      Julia1971


        Glad the jogger was okay but...

         

        1.  I agree with Animal Control that her dog instigated the whole situation and then couldn't back it up.  I've never heard of an "American dingo" but it sounds like a toy poodle to me.

         

        2.  How do you get knocked down by raccoons?  That has to defy the laws of physics.  (I'm suddenly remembering another thread where I mocked the "lady running away from a monster and falling" meme in horror movies and someone said they could see how it could happen.  And, here's a real life example!  I shouldn't be so judgey).

         

        3.  "Once they come to see humans as a meal ticket, they tend to become increasingly bolder just see humans as a meal."

        You're too strong not to keep on keepin' on. - The Pips
        Yes, I am! - Gladys Knight

        xor


          I don't know about where you live, but the raccoons here are not tiny.  They can weigh like 30-35 pounds. No, also not bear sized, but I can see someone getting knocked over by one (or four) that's pissed.

           

          This is the American Dingo.  Toy poodle, no, but also not a match for a pissed off family of raccoons.

           

          Julia1971


            I don't know about where you live, but the raccoons here are not tiny.  They can weigh like 30-35 pounds. No, also not bear sized, but I can see someone getting knocked over by one (or four) that's pissed.

             

            This is the American Dingo.  Toy poodle, no, but also not a match for a pissed off family of raccoons.

             

            I know they're not small but they are low to the ground, aren't they?  How do they knock you down vs. freaking out from encountering the pack and falling down?  I get the latter since I was admonished previously for not getting it but don't get the former.

             

            American Dingo is pretty impressive looking.  This one started something it couldn't finish.

            You're too strong not to keep on keepin' on. - The Pips
            Yes, I am! - Gladys Knight

            xor


              True, true.  Raccoon/dog fights don't always go well for the dog.  Lady should have been in better control.

               

              Raccoons are kind of low to the ground, but the big ones are knee-high (on me) easy.  I can see something knee-high and 35 pounds moving with force, knocking me down.  Especially if I'm on an unstable surface. Double especially if it 2-4 of them are working together.

               

              Maybe they climbed on each other's backs in a big raccoon stack and pushed her from chest level.  Saying nyuck nycuk nyuck.

               

              Then again, I can also see getting flustered and falling on my own ass and claiming "the raccoon did it".  Heh.

               

              I wasn't there.

               

              Raccoons still creep me out.

               

              Here's the lady and the dog.  Rabies shots are in her immediate future.

               

               

              Julia1971


                Maybe they climbed on each other's backs in a big raccoon stack and pushed her from chest level.  Saying nyuck nycuk nyuck.

                 

                 

                That's what I was picturing in my head - raccoons jumping on each others backs to get leverage.

                 

                And then you show the picture and now I feel bad.

                 

                Okay, new rule: no mocking animal attack victims - real or imaginary.  Probably a good rule to have before now but better late than never.

                You're too strong not to keep on keepin' on. - The Pips
                Yes, I am! - Gladys Knight


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                    This would have never happened if she was a runner.

                     correct!

                     

                     

                     

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                      Scary raccoon story

                       

                       

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