Month: November 2015

RACCOONS IN THE NEWS: I Ain’t Judging

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The holiday crass comedy The Night Before, from writer/director Jonathan Levine–who also did Warm Bodies (which I’ve yet to see, even though I keep meaning to) and 50/50 (which also starred Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen)–came out this week. Doing the usual press junket were the stars of the film, including actor Anthony Mackie (I forgot he was in Real Steel.) During a round table with most of the cast for Entertainment Tonight, Mr. Mackie talked about how he knows a place in his native New Orleans that will stuff a turkey with all kinds of other meat, including raccoon. While his fellow actors responded with a mixture of curiosity and a little revulsion, he went on to express that raccoon makes for some tasty meat, but that he doesn’t get to enjoy it too often.

So hey, if you’re looking for to add a little variety to your meal this Thanksgiving, consider some more exotic … yet entirely domestic … meats. Toss in a little raccoon of squirrel. It’ll certainly be more interesting than something with the Butterball label slapped on it.

Source: Entertainment Tonight Online

RACCOONS (NOT) IN THE SPORTS: Stadium Crasher

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Back in late-October this year there was a football game between the New York Giants and the Philadelphia Eagles (spoiler warning: the Eagles won by 20 points.) One intrepid sports fan–of the non-human variety–attempted to hide in the stadium, Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, until game time. Of course, businesses tend to look down on someone getting into a game without paying for a ticket so the little guy was rounded up and taken somewhere prior to kick off. At least somebody was able to get a picture of the raccoon as he was taken away. If only reporters did their job and followed up on whether any animal cruelty occurred.

Of course, knowing that Philly is a terrible place filled with terrible people I have to assume only the worst happened to the furry little guy. That’ll learn him!

The Washington Post had a good take on the news, pointing out that raccoons tend to show up in relation to New York sports teams and rounded up a collection of incidents involving wild animals and sports events.

SOURCE: NJ.com True Jersey