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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."

        The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now. – Chinese Proverb

        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.

            The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now. – Chinese Proverb

            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.

                The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now. – Chinese Proverb


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                    This would have never happened if she was a runner.

                     correct!

                     

                     

                     

                    I  guess as you get more bodacious, you begin to lose more brain cells, because there is a limit to how much magnificence your body can house


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                      Scary raccoon story

                       

                       

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