We saw one as big as a dog having a smorgasboard on top of the apt. complex dumpster over the weekend.
Evil little suckers.
Raccoons luuuuuuuuuurve trash.
They absolutely adore it.
They probably outnumber bums around cities with colleges.
Ah, but dumpsterdivers outnumber even the 'coons.
And cockroaches outnumber the dumpster-divers and raccoons!
And will likely last much longer, if history teaches us anything. lol
By the way, you tagged me for the post back on the 11th. I apologize . . . I am notorious with failure to follow through on chains.
I would, however, participate in it if I could respond to it in your post.
That's what I usually do when someone shares a meme . . . although I wonder if that's considered rude. I'm not really sure about these things. Internets etiquette, and the like.
It doesn't bother me at all!
I like to post it cause a) I'm a whore, and b) I need things to post lol
We got new garbage cans last year, so we probably won't have so many raccoons around my house this year... last year when we had the old cans they had bit holes though, half the time when you open up the lid to put in trash, a raccoon would jump out and scare the shit out of you, lol.
That is fantastic.
That had to be a huge pain in the ass to deal with . . . I probably wouldn't have wanted to take out the trash.
Around my house, the main culprits are squirrels. The lil' bastards eat through them if left in the open for over 24 hours.
They literally equate the bags as their personal sacks of food.
The squirrels and raccoons work together to eat the garbages, lol.
It's a conspiracy with the raccoons, squirrels, and possums to put Waste Management corporation out of business.
I like raccoons, apart from them spreading rabies and whatnot. They're smart as the dickens. In French they're called ratons laveurs for their habit of washing food before eating it. When we'd camp they were worse than bears for getting into our food. They could pick locks and undo zippers and whatnot. And they peeled all the grapes.
Damn if they aren't resourceful little creatures.
They live in cities. They live in suburbs. They live in rural areas.
Humans do not seem to matter to them.
The newest Pittsburgh-moneyed person winter trend this past year seemed to be cookskin caps. Seriously.
I had one of those when I was a kid!
Hats, for me, were fun to wear around the house.
Is Pittsburgh trying to go Davey Crockett-retro?!?
Much like Li'l Jon would say:
2005-05-17 12:11 am (UTC)
Saying it to oneself is infectious.
Substitute raccoons with rabbits, and I remember some Warner Bros. cartoon from looong ago when one of the characters uttered it.
one time you commented on my journal about raccoons.
the next day me and one of 'em had a face off.
i'm not even kidding.
it jumped a fence.
i thought it was going to maul me.
I'm sorry. I don't mean to be the harbinger of raccoons.
The user who introduced me to LJ . . . I first met her by getting on her nerves in an IRC channel . . . with a userid of "raccoon1977."
Thanks be to maryjane2723