Friday, July 26, 2013

Unexpected Guest



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  1. That's so funny. You can almost hear the cats say...."What the.......!"

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    1. Yes; you can hear them hiss. The shock overcame any fear, I think!

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  2. It could have been worse. It could have been a skunk stealing their food.

    Have a great Feline Friday weekend!

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    1. Good point! It happens, too.Thanks, Dude.

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  3. The end of that video made me laugh out loud! So funny!

    Have a great Friday. ☺

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    1. Thanks, Dana. He is cute, so very determined!

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  4. Oh my gosh that is too funny. I laughed so hard as he washed his little paws after dinner. Happy Friday and an awesome weekend honey!

    Jody

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    1. Thanks, Jody. I laughed, too. Critters can be funny.

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  5. Hi Mrs. Mack ~~ Nice!! and Funny!!! At first I thought that was Rocky, the racoon that used to get into our attic. But Rocky was fatter than this one.

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    1. Thanks, Jim. I think this guy is young.

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  6. Oh I love this! A great smile to start Friday morning with! I got a big kick out of the ending, taking a handful for the road, since the kitties weren't too thrilled about sharing.

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    1. No, they were not. He was sure determined!

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  7. Don't think I have ever seen a Racoon run like a human, but he sure did ... anything for a bite of food. Interesting that he ran and not the cats :) Very cute ...

    Andrea

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  8. used to get them all the time when we had our barn cat. they'd leave their muddy paw prints in his water bowl and food dish every night. now they come now and then and raid the horse feed. pigs!

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    1. They are very clever! They will raid whatever is available.

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  9. That little raccoon in the video was cute and determined and made quite the mess with the water. I really don't like the big mess the adult raccoons makes in the barn. They are very intelligent and crafty. They defecate on the hay bales in the hay loft sometimes.

    They are dangerous too as I accidentally came upon two huge raccoons in the milk house one morning and they were eating the grain and pooping on the window sill and making a big mess. I told them to get out of the milkhouse and one ran outside but the other tried to climb the wall in the corner and couldn't because it was a plastic wall and felt cornered I think and so turned on me in full attack mode with teethes showing and ferocious growl. Luckily there was a high pressure water hose near by that we use to wash the barn floor with and I gave him a blast of cold water and he resisted but he finally retaliated quickly and left. It was very scary.

    Raccoons also carry serious diseases that are deadly to cats and dogs so you can see why I'm not fond of them in our neighbourhood.

    Hugs,
    JB

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    1. I agree. They are dangerous and adults can be very aggressive. That is why I don't advocate feeding them or leaving food available to them, as a rule. It is harder in farm situations, though.

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  10. The cats stood their ground pretty well too. That's a rare catch of the wild eating our babies food. Way cool video.

    Have a terrific Feline Friday. ☺

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    1. It is amazing, funny, and a bit unnerving!

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  11. yikes= poor raboon and poor kitties! Have a great day!

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    1. I agree...it really is kind of pitiful!

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  12. the little scavenger!!
    love how he washes it first....like he's gonna get some kind of cat cooties or something. ha
    very rare to see them in the daytime though...isn't it?
    and those felines are definitely not like the barn cats I grew up with. no way would that coon have got within 2 inches of their food without a wildlife brawl breaking out.

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    1. That is funny! Cat cooties! Yes, it is rare to see them in the daylight (unless ill), however you can see them if it is dawn/dusk. I suspect the lighting was not what it appears to be.
      I had a Maine Coon cat who took on a raccoon and won!

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  13. We think the cats AND the little raccoon are all pretty courageous! :)

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    1. I couldn't agree more...and they are all just trying to survive.

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  14. I was surprised at first those three cats let him win - but it sure was cute - then he got scared.
    I have McGuffey Readers in my basement.
    We are from the Park Ridge area. This is our home since 1986.
    I have two nephews training right now at Great Lakes Naval Academy!
    Sandie

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    1. Thanks for coming by! You are from the suburbs of Chicago. I am originally a Chicagoan, though grew up everywhere, including Chicago.
      So, you know where my name originates from.
      I was in ROTC, so am very familiar with Great Lakes. It is not too far from us.

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  15. I was waiting for one of them to jump him LOL that was funny.

    Have a kittylicious week ;-)

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    1. The hissing was almost out of surprise, I think! It could have gone so differently!

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  16. That was really amazing. We cannot believe that raccoon was so brazen. We have that problem if we forget to bring the cat food in from the catio at night, but we cannot believe that guy came up with the kitties right there and that they didn't scare him off. Sort of like when our now angel MacKenzie brought a possum home and asked to bring it in the house. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Josette

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    1. Oh, my. An opossum! That would not be a good idea!

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  17. Cute video but I hope the cats people close the door now. It's not healthy for kitties to fraternize with raccoons.

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    1. I agree. It is a very funny video, but cats should not be exposed to any wild animal for many reasons. I am an advocate of indoor only cats. I also do not advocate feeding wild animals; it really creates an unsafe imbalance.

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  18. I can not se this video...no matter what I try! So sad!

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    1. I'm sorry. I don't know why that happens.

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  19. Yikes! We have raccoons but my kitties are always inside when they come around.

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    1. Good. Mine only watch from the window.

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  20. That's one messy raccoon alright - but the kitties stood their ground not too badly. My cat, however, sees off any uninvited guest from his territory - foxes, rabbits, other cats, and even the rottweilers next door if they manage to free themselves! The only creature he leaves well alone is the humble little hedgehog....lol

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    1. That was my Bob, my first Maine Coon. He wrestled raccoons, bats, dogs...that was the only cat I ever let outside. We lived on a lake, away from people. Then I learned not to let cats outside; its too dangerous now.

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  21. LOL! Our cats would have not been happy. That was a nice raccoon and sneaky too. I like how he just grabbed a handful of cat food and ran off at the end. : )

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  22. Amazing how the cats didn't scare him off! I think my cat would not tolerate that (even tough he has never seen a racoon - we don't have them where I live).


    And thanks for visiting my blog.

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    1. Raccoons are a constant presence here. I have to be careful when I let Stella, my Sheltie, out in the backyard. The raccoons raid the squirrel feeders; I don't want them to fight Stella!

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  23. OMG I am suprised the raccoon didn't try to hurt the kitties! Thank goodness!

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    1. I think this is a young raccoon. But, cats should be safely inside, because you never know.

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  24. They terrorize my cats always...even with them inside they come up onto the deck and scare them. They killed a mama and her kittens last year. Not mine but a friend. Don't care for them..sorry for letting off steam..you can keep it and not let it publish..I will understand.

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    1. They can; I agree. I understand. They are wild animals, and therefore dangerous. I'm not an advocate of letting cats outside or of feeding wild animals. Food and trash should not be left out at night, for this very reason. However, I do love all animals and want them all respected and safe.

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