Thursday, December 13, 2012

Down the Rocky road

You can go here to see the video of a raccoon being removed from Paul Brown Stadium in beautiful Cincinatti, Ohio on Sunday.

Just how the varmint got into the stadium is unknown at this time.  It's quite possible that one of the Bengals playing in the game had invited him, or possibly he snuck in.

But please take this bit of advice if you find a raccoon roaming through your house, garage or office.  Do not pick him up with your hands.  Don't even attempt to do so.

For one thing, it's wise to regard all free-roaming wildlife as rabid.  They might NOT be, but do you really want to take that chance and get bitten by a raccoon, and then have to undergo a painful series of shots?

For another, wild animals, and raccoons specifically, are known to be represented by law firms based in Beaver Falls, PA.  They will take you to court to fight the removal, and you will lose, and be humiliated when the video of you, hands bandaged, winds up as the "lighter side" story on the nightly news.

So leave the critters alone.  They won't eat much.

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