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Rabid Raccoon

Posted: Fri Jun 16, 2017 2:09 am
by Gord
http://uproxx.com/webculture/girl-drowns-rabid-raccoon/

Everyone Is Talking About This Badass Girl Who Drowned A Rabid Racoon With Her Bare Hands

...

“With my thumb in its mouth, I just pushed its head down into the muck,” Borch said. With the animal belly-up, she held its head under water. “It was still struggling and clawing at my arms. It wouldn’t let go of my thumb,” she said.

Borch said she held it there for what felt like an eternity until finally it stopped struggling and “its arms sort of of fell to the side, its chest still heaving really slowly.”

After the raccoon stopped moving, Borch pulled her thumb from its mouth and ran the three-quarters of a mile the way home, where her mother drove her to the local medical center. Her father went back to retrieve the raccoon, who packaged it up in a “Taste of the Wild dog food bag” (which seems like a strangely specific detail to this story) and took it to Maine Warden Service. It later tested positive for rabies by the Maine Center for Disease Control....

I was once savaged by a hamster, myself.

Re: Rabid Raccoon

Posted: Fri Jun 16, 2017 2:13 am
by scrmbldggs
In collusion with this.

Re: Rabid Raccoon

Posted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 3:26 pm
by KevinLevites
Yikes.

Talk about a hardcore, badass woman.

Still, though, she should have ripped the animal apart with her teeth, ride to the hospital on her harley with a knife clenched in her mouth, and get a tatoo memorializing the event if she really wanted to get into the Hell's Angels...

Re: Rabid Raccoon

Posted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:17 am
by Gawdzilla Sama
Trash bandits.

Re: Rabid Raccoon

Posted: Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:47 pm
by Wordbird
Her father went back to retrieve the raccoon, who packaged it up in a “Taste of the Wild dog food bag”


And so the cycle of life completes.

Re: Rabid Raccoon

Posted: Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:58 pm
by landrew
My anti-malware alerts went off when I went to that site. I wouldn't take much stock in the idea that the raccoon was actually rabid. Granted you want to be better safe than sorry, but is it really a good idea to take the rabies vaccine just as a precaution?

Re: Rabid Raccoon

Posted: Mon Jul 30, 2018 5:10 pm
by Poodle
Yeah - it attempts to set cookies without asking. It's more likely to be advertising than something more offensive, but you never know.
EDIT: Oh - it's slightly delayed. It very nicely asks you which information about you and your usage you wouldn't mind being gathered. At that point I shut it down and lost interest in the woman bitten by a rabid animal.

Re: Rabid Raccoon

Posted: Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:24 pm
by TJrandom
I just want to know who got the hat....

Re: Rabid Raccoon

Posted: Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:10 pm
by landrew
TJrandom wrote:I just want to know who got the hat....

If you were wearing a raccoon hat in certain parts of California or Colorado, you'd get tackled to the ground.

Re: Rabid Raccoon

Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 3:41 am
by TJrandom
landrew wrote:
TJrandom wrote:I just want to know who got the hat....

If you were wearing a raccoon hat in certain parts of California or Colorado, you'd get tackled to the ground.


Damn... they must have really large raccoons there...

Re: Rabid Raccoon

Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:22 am
by Gord
landrew wrote:My anti-malware alerts went off when I went to that site. I wouldn't take much stock in the idea that the raccoon was actually rabid.

Then try this one: https://bangordailynews.com/2017/06/14/ ... in-puddle/

Hope Animal Control Officer Heidi Blood confirmed Wednesday that the dead raccoon later tested positive for rabies by the Maine Center for Disease Control.

Spoiler:
:heh: ...her name is Heidi Blood....