Raccoon watch, 23 floors up (Breaking)

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Raccoon watch, 23 floors up (Breaking)

Post by Chip_Oatley » Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:46 am

http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/video/channel/324-live/

A raccoon is stuck on a St. Paul skyscraper. It started climbing and has reached the 23rd floor. Sun set a bit ago. Traps are on roof so it can be rescued.

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Post by DianaHaddad » Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:13 am

Poor thing. They're talking about rescuing it. I hope they find a way.

I'm watching the NY local news now, and they're going to cover this story right after this commercial.
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Re: Raccoon watch, 23 floors up (Breaking)

Post by Chip_Oatley » Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:25 am

The part of the building between the roof and the highest windows is flat. It's had a curved surface (and window ledges) for 23 stories. It just climbed down again to the nearest window ledge.

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Post by rider5 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:28 am

Can't they just lower a trash can near it to effect a rescue?

did not thoroughly read anything

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Post by DianaHaddad » Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:33 am

The footage made me really sad. He seems to want to get into one of the windows, but they don't open. He laid down and went to sleep, but it looked like a act of desperation.
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Post by Chip_Oatley » Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:34 am

It's climbing back down. 2 days with no water or food.

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Post by korgy » Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:35 am

there must be some raccoon protest going on. i saw my ex tonite, and the landlord asked her to climb down the fire escape to rescue a raccoon where she lives.
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Re: Raccoon watch, 23 floors up (Breaking)

Post by eric84 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:37 am

Raccoons are an urban menace.
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Post by rider5 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:37 am

It sounds like the end of the Eiger Sanction.

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Post by Steve_in_Exile » Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:38 am

Raccoons are a business opportunity.

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Post by DianaHaddad » Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:31 am

"Suck it, Trebek."

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Post by Chip_Oatley » Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:16 pm

I saw--yay! Still no word on whether he found the food/trap and has been brought down though.

You linked to Morris Animal Refuge in Philly--that's where I got my two 90s kitties, Moe and Curly. Moe lived to 20.

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Re: Raccoon watch, 23 floors up (Breaking)

Post by rezuar » Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:20 pm

Poor little thing...
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Post by Chip_Oatley » Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:29 pm

He has been trapped! Thus, fed and watered.

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Post by rezuar » Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:56 pm

Oooops, I had missed your post, Chip.
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Post by Flobster! » Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:59 pm

It has been suggested that the building be demolished to prevent this happening again.
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Re: Raccoon watch, 23 floors up (Breaking)

Post by Klara » Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:27 pm

Flobster! wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:59 pm
It has been suggested that the building be demolished to prevent this happening again.
I hope you're kidding.

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Post by Flobster! » Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:28 pm

Yes.
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Post by Klara » Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:39 pm

Good.
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Re: Raccoon watch, 23 floors up (Breaking)

Post by pezworld » Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:46 pm

I never knew we had raccoons around here until one year we laid sod in the back yard and almost immediately the little fuckers ripped it up looking for grubs.
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Re: Raccoon watch, 23 floors up (Breaking)

Post by Undertree » Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:49 pm

I was so angry when the fire dept reached him the first time but didn't grab him.

Glad he's safe (or she's safe, we're not sure).
Did you see that?

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Re: Raccoon watch, 23 floors up (Breaking)

Post by Chip_Oatley » Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:55 pm

Undertree wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:49 pm
Glad he's safe (or she's safe, we're not sure).
That's right--all wildlife is male unless proven otherwise. It's funny, innit.

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Post by Chip_Oatley » Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:16 pm

RACCOON UPDATE: it has been trapped, its eating, still on top of tower, will be released "somewhere safe" by private Brooklyn Park contractor Wildlife Management Services

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Post by VinnyD » Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:36 pm

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Post by Steve_in_Exile » Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:37 pm

Why did that raccoon climb the building? I would bet that someone had trapped that raccoon and released it during the day in a situation that was totally unfamiliar to the animal and that it climbed the building in a desperate attempt to get away from people and traffic during the day. It's not normal raccoon behavior.

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Post by gnd » Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:32 pm

Steve_in_Exile wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:37 pm
Why did that raccoon climb the building? I would bet that someone had trapped that raccoon and released it during the day in a situation that was totally unfamiliar to the animal and that it climbed the building in a desperate attempt to get away from people and traffic during the day. It's not normal raccoon behavior.
yes wondering that.

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Re: Raccoon watch, 23 floors up (Breaking)

Post by Chip_Oatley » Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:39 pm

Steve, the wildlife people had speculated that it went in search of pigeon nests on lower ledges, then got spooked.

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Post by Steve_in_Exile » Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:00 pm

what time of day did it happen? If it was during daylight hours, I would doubt the pigeon theory.

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Post by Chip_Oatley » Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:54 pm

First spotted a couple of days ago, Steve.

Anyway, it's a girl! She's been released.

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Re: Raccoon watch, 23 floors up (Breaking)

Post by fishface » Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:41 am

Chip_Oatley wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:29 pm
He has been trapped! Thus, fed and watered.
Yay! Poor little guy looked so scared.

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Re: Raccoon watch, 23 floors up (Breaking)

Post by Chip_Oatley » Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:12 am

fishface wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:41 am
Chip_Oatley wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:29 pm
He has been trapped! Thus, fed and watered.
Yay! Poor little guy looked so scared.
Ugh, I was guilty as well. SHE SHE SHE

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Re: Raccoon watch, 23 floors up (Breaking)

Post by Boinkity_Boink » Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:37 am

Will he get citizenship in France for this?

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Re: Raccoon watch, 23 floors up (Breaking)

Post by Nines » Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:49 am

Tu peux garder le raton laveur.

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