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    Woman drowns rabid raccoon

    No really. This is making the rounds today. Good diversion from politics.

    http://bangordailynews.com/2017/06/1...mal-in-puddle/

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    "The dead raccoon was retrieved by Borch’s dad, who packed it into a Taste of the Wild dog food bag and handed it over to the Maine Warden Service."
    Perfect!

    Along those same lines, I saw this crazy racoon video yesterday.
    https://www.liveleak.com/view?i=3e9_1497005736

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    Being in Maine, I'm surprised they didn't cook it up for dinner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CO Native View Post
    Being in Maine, I'm surprised they didn't cook it up for dinner.
    Waste not, want not.

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    Rabid raccoons are STRONG and DETERMINED. We had one on our front porch a few years ago. I grabbed my Ruger .22 target pistol and it ran after me into the front yard. It took ten rounds of .22 LR hollow point to stop it. I dropped it off at the State Dept of Agriculture lab which confirmed both the rabies and ten hits.

    I bought and now keep a pocket .380 loaded with Hydra-Shok rounds in a kitchen cabinet. It also lets me dispatch trapped ground hogs with one round. The .22 often required two, even three because shooting from a few inches above a Hav-a-Heart trap did not allow for enough expansion.
    Keep your stinkin' government hands off my Medicare.

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    Quote Originally Posted by George K View Post
    Rabid raccoons are STRONG and DETERMINED. We had one on our front porch a few years ago. I grabbed my Ruger .22 target pistol and it ran after me into the front yard. It took ten rounds of .22 LR hollow point to stop it. I dropped it off at the State Dept of Agriculture lab which confirmed both the rabies and ten hits.

    I bought and now keep a pocket .380 loaded with Hydra-Shok rounds in a kitchen cabinet. It also lets me dispatch trapped ground hogs with one round. The .22 often required two, even three because shooting from a few inches above a Hav-a-Heart trap did not allow for enough expansion.
    Did that Raccoon stagger towards you with its forepaws stretched out? This could get bad.

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    So in the deep south, one must have a coon killing gun handy at all times?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tim_s View Post
    So in the deep south, one must have a coon killing gun handy at all times?
    Deep south...

    Maine....

    I'm confused.

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    Rabid raccoons are STRONG and DETERMINED. We had one on our front porch a few years ago. I grabbed my Ruger .22 target pistol and it ran after me into the front yard. It took ten rounds of .22 LR hollow point to stop it. I dropped it off at the State Dept of Agriculture lab which confirmed both the rabies and ten hits.

    I bought and now keep a pocket .380 loaded with Hydra-Shok rounds in a kitchen cabinet. It also lets me dispatch trapped ground hogs with one round. The .22 often required two, even three because shooting from a few inches above a Hav-a-Heart trap did not allow for enough expansion.
    Fly Fishing in Maine - www.flyfishinginmaine.com

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    First in with I'd hit that.

    Now that that is out of the way... She has a unique story to hand down to her children/nieces & nephews.

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