Category: video

Raccoons in the Prohibition

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Raccoon Gangster by Paul Terex

Early in 2017, footage of a liquor store break-in and vandalism case from late 2016 was released.  This event occurred at Parkway Wine & Liquor in Bristol, TN.  The perpetrators of this heinous act? Raccoons, of course! Over the course of the night, the raccoons ran amok in the store; climbing on shelves, knocking over bottles (causing about $250 in damage,) and loitering. Employees had to chase them out the next morning. Video from the event is below.

This is a good 230 miles Northwest of Raccoon Mountain in Tennessee.   Raccoon Mountain has nothing do with this story, but if something happens in Tennessee involving a raccoon then it had to be brought up. It’s where all the raccoons in that state come from. Every seven years, the raccoons embark on a pilgrimage to that place. It’s a little known zoological phenomena.

For some reason, articles about the liquor store break in didn’t get written until late 2017. It’s unknown why the raccoons did this, but I suspect they’re a bunch of teetotalers who were seeking to enforce their anti-alcohol ways on the rest of the world.

Source: LEX18 News

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Raccoons in the Fairs

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The Geauga County Fair (“geauga” being the Seneca word for “raccoon”) may be Ohio’s oldest county fair, but it’s otherwise not particularly well known.  This year’s festivities, however, made national news as a raccoon (based on the pawprints left atop cakes) broke into the fairgrounds on August 31 and made a meal of seven of the elven best in show baked goods nominees out of about 1,500 baked goods products the animal had to choose from.

You can watch some hard hitting reporting on the burglary from Inside Edition below:

In response, the fair organizers put up wanted posters, although in an example of species profiling they used a generic picture of a raccoon versus one of the particular bandit(s) who engaged in the theft.

Source: The Plain Dealer

Donut Miss this Game!

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Late last week, Annapurna Interactive (makers of exactly zero games I’ve played), officially announced the game Donut County. You can see the reveal trailer for it below.

The game is a “physics puzzler,” which generally means freeform stoner time waster, the likes of Namco’s infamous Katamari Damacy games (this game even employs a similar art style.) In contrast to those games, where you need to attach things to your ball to progress, this one is based on dropping objects into a hole to grow it.

Of course, what got my attention was the focus on a raccoon as the unofficial mascot of the game. At the start of the video we get a glimpse of a raccoon hovering about with some drone-like attachments, there’s the raccoon narrator, and a raccoon on a scooter was even featured in a demo of the game back in 2015!

I’m looking forward to this title, if only because every now and then I enjoy zoning out and playing a game mindlessly. Usually this involves old school shmups, but since I live in Colorado I figure I should get more into pothead fare.

 

 

Raccoons in da’ House

Apparently this is a video promoting an expose about corruption in the Major League Soccer team, DC United. It’s by a group called Once a Metro, specifically Jesse Marsch. I think? There’s no real information divulged in the video, so I suppose it’s just a teaser for the expose? I’m not sure I can actually find the articles of whatever. Unless the implication is that actual raccoons are the source of the corruption? The whole thing is kind of baffling. But the picture of Nixon with a human-sized raccoon is kind of funny.

RACCOONS IN THE NEWS: I Need a Hug

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Art by Jacquelin Vanderwood

I’ve been negligent in my blog posting for a couple of months, now. Let’s fix that with a roundup of sad, sad raccoons in the news stories.

Blind Raccoon Who Lost Her Own Babies Became Everyone Else’s Mother

When a pregnant raccoon was brought to a New York City veterinarian four years ago, the outlook couldn’t have been more dim. The raccoon was blind. She had been poisoned.

Her babies were born at that clinic. They drank their mother’s milk and soon died from the poison that ran through it.

Baby Pig Helps Paralyzed Raccoon Find His Way Around The House

The most important thing Albert and Gilbert did for Chance was show him he’s really not so different.

“Those pigs seek out the raccoon in whatever room he is in,” Edwards says. “Both drag [their legs] beside him like he does.

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“It’s like they’re showing him they can do the same as him and get down to his level,” she adds. “I never dreamed these pigs would do so well with the raccoon, but they have.”

And Chance returns the favor, obsessively grooming the piglets from head to hoof.

Baby Raccoon Who Lost Her Mom Clings To Her Stuffed Animal

The baby raccoon was given multiple stuffed animals to snuggle up to in place of her mother, and she loves clinging onto them as she sleeps. She even has a raccoon stuffed animal that resembles the mother she lost.

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Heartbroken Raccoon Vigorously Tries to Wake Dead Friend

So … merry Christmas?  Happy new year? Try not to dwell on all the sad, cute animals out there while you knock back your spiked nog this holiday season.

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