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Old 08 June 2017, 01:14 PM
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Default Raccoons crash through roof in Texas, family says

When Fernanda Gonzalez heard noises from above her apartment, management told her it was just squirrels.
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Old 08 June 2017, 02:52 PM
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Not clear to me whether they fell through the roof or the ceiling. If the roof, that place is not in good repair. The ceiling seems more likely.

I'm also dubious about the officer just scooping up wild raccoons and patting them. Seems like a really good way to get bitten, to me.
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Old 08 June 2017, 03:50 PM
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There is a picture of him holding and petting one of them. Maybe he could get away with it because they're babies?
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Old 08 June 2017, 05:59 PM
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Hi All:

I have nothing meaningful to add to this thread except to say that those are three cute looking little racoons.

Please return to your previous discussion

Ta ra 'wan,

Ieuan "Masked bandit" ab Arthur
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Old 08 June 2017, 07:58 PM
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Where's Gutter Monkey? Are these long lost friends of Ceiling Possum?
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Old 08 June 2017, 08:12 PM
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No, those are definitely minions of Basement Cat.
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Old 09 June 2017, 05:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Lainie View Post
Maybe he could get away with it because they're babies?
Yep. Babies too young to be released in a park without their mom, who could not have been scooped up, cuddled, or plopped in a box.

I'm questioning that officer's claim that he knows what he's doing. He should be wearing gloves (raccoons carry baylisascaris and can have rabies) and he should have taken them to a licensed wildlife rehabber. What he did instead is a death sentence.

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Old 09 June 2017, 10:55 AM
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Does this sound like a Frank Zappa album to anybody else? Racoons Crashed Through My Roof?
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Old 09 June 2017, 06:05 PM
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Shoot, the city of Arlington has a whole page on how to deal with raccoons.

Maybe they should remind the police about it. Dumb.
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