July 18, 2003
Exploding Racoons and other observations
So, on my dives to work I get to observe all kinds of fun stuff. Like dead racoons. I was always under the impression that racoons were clever, but I guess they aren't that clever, as they seem to get run over quite often. One dead racoon in particular was interesting as it was intact (ie: not strewn all over the place) and day by day you could see it getting more and more bloated. This poor coon got to be HUGE. It was like a furry ballon. I couldn't help but think of it suddenly exploding, like something out of a Looney Tunes cartoon. *KABLAM*! I don't know if that actually happened though. Over the weekend it either popped or deflated or did whatever dead bloated racoons do, as come monday morning it was just a thin flat scap 'o stuff.
My morning commute is so much more entertaining than it was in LA.
Posted by ed at July 18, 2003 1:16 PM
99 Dead Racoons
Bloating through the afternoon...
Posted by: Lare at July 18, 2003 4:35 PM
i saw that happen to a horse when I was a kid. Driving through Mexico on vacation...saw the horse on the side of the road, after being hit by a bus...three days later, it was as big as a hippo...I'm glad I wasn't around when it exploded. Vicki's gonna kill me for telling that story!:(
Posted by: freddie at July 18, 2003 5:25 PM
This is actually a true story (I'm sure Lare remembers it):
Once my family went camping and during the night a racoon actually unlatched the ice chest, took a bite out of a taquito (true camping-type food), and put it back half eaten. That racoon couldn't have been too dumb; he passed up the white people campgrounds with their hot dogs and smores, and went straight for the Mexican food.
Posted by: Linda at July 18, 2003 7:16 PM
You know how i feel about racoons
Posted by: bren at July 20, 2003 9:49 AM
Around here when you start seeing road kill it means that winter is over...you will actually look for it next year. Sad but true, a sign of spring and summer.
Posted by: Ruth at July 20, 2003 6:51 PM