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A raccoon of my own

Only a handful of all the animal species on earth can be tamed, but that doesn’t stop a homesick girl of 15 from trying
posted by Joe in Australia on Jul 30, 2014 - 31 comments

Satisfaction knows no species

A raccoon popping bubble wrap. (SLYT)
posted by overeducated_alligator on Feb 24, 2014 - 20 comments

Ladies and gentlemen, may I introduce the olinguito!

Via the Smithsonian: For the first time in 35 years, a new carnivorous mammal species has been discovered in the American Continents. Native to the cloud forests of Ecuador and Colombia, the olinguito is the newest member of the raccoon family. [more inside]
posted by flyingsquirrel on Aug 15, 2013 - 26 comments

Raccoons Can't Fight City Hall

Mark Brown, costar of a viral video perhaps best known as "Hillbilly Dances with a Raccoon", is seeking a pardon from Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam (R), after his pet raccoon Rebekah was placed into state custody. (Previously) [more inside]
posted by Benjy on Aug 14, 2013 - 45 comments

They aren't the weakest link

A hillbilly and his zaftig racoon friend dance on the porch. [SLYT]
posted by sparklemotion on Jul 30, 2013 - 45 comments

Raccoon Tightrope Walking

Raccoon walking across phone lines I could never do this. I'm so scared of heights.
posted by Yellow on Apr 9, 2013 - 33 comments

Raccoonacaturday!

RACCOON LOVES KITTY
posted by The Whelk on Jul 14, 2012 - 50 comments

Detroit 2009, The Movie

There isn't a single decent candidate running for office, the homeless guy struck by a car was more fortunate than the auto workers and if you want a grilled raccoon they sure have a deal for you: it's Detroit 2009, The Movie, the chronicle of a rough year from The Detroit News.
posted by krautland on Jan 1, 2010 - 40 comments

Fresh coon

With red pop! Yeah, I'm not eating that.
posted by GavinR on Apr 2, 2009 - 93 comments

Anchors Aweigh

The raccoon dog is native to China, Korea, Japan, and southeastern Siberia. Adults measure about 65 cm (2 ft) and weight ranges from 4 to 10 kg (9 to 22 lb). Average litters are large, up to 15 or more pups. Longevity is 3–4 years in the wild and up to 11 years in captivity. The species is found in both plains and mountainous regions and is especially common in woodlands. The Raccoon Dog is commonly seen near villages and in rural areas. They absolutely cannot enlarge their scrotums.
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing on Dec 10, 2008 - 69 comments

lessthanthree Ricky!

St. Patrick's Catholic parish of Iowa City had a lovely old church until last year on Holy Thursday when the building was destroyed by a tornado. The church ruins were demolished yesterday. Here is the heart-wrenching (and related!) saga of Ricky the Flying Raccoon.
posted by thirteenkiller on Jan 19, 2007 - 22 comments

Is it a dog or a raccoon?

Looks like a raccoon, acts like a raccoon, tastes like a dog? Technically a member of the canid family and considered to be a species of dog, the raccoon dog, or tanuki, is hunted in Japan to the tune of 70,000 animals killed annually for use in the production of calligraphic brushes, stuffed animals, and, apparently, ramen flavoring. The really interesting thing about the tanuki is its place in Japanese myth. The mythical tanuki are full of mischief, masters of shapeshifting, and possessors of unusually large testicles. Comic depictions of tanuki often show them with their testicles thrown over their backs or using them as drums. Does the existence of the tanuki shed any light on an often posted (and otherwise inexplicable) photo?
posted by gokart4xmas on Nov 29, 2005 - 33 comments

''It was not a fraternity-sanctioned event.''

Michael Bloomberg and Woodrow Wilson must be proud. The Holiday dinner meets double-secret probation. Be afraid - very afraid.
posted by trondant on Dec 25, 2003 - 16 comments

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