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#16 Grinch

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 12:25

So you would just stand by while your dog or cat is viciously torn apart by the raccoon? It's not like the video was meant to be for anyone's enjoyment, a real life situation posed its self and he did what he had to do to take care of it.

 

Can't say I disagree with your statement. He did what he had to, simple as that. For those who can't tell, there was no second throw. It was just another angle of his initial and (supposedly) only throw.




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Posted 23 July 2013 - 12:54

Are raccoons aggressive?  I always thought they were cute.  This is based solely on the Canadian cartoon from the late 80's.



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Posted 23 July 2013 - 13:34

maybe that raccoon was having a bad day.



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Posted 23 July 2013 - 13:43

Don't think it's funny... more like moron...

 

Really wasnt meant to be.  And hes a moron for protecting his dig? Raccoons are not all cute and cuddly they may look to be.  Their claws and teeth are very sharp and they can get really nasty.  It would of killed that dog.  The raccoon is lucky it just got tossed.



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Posted 23 July 2013 - 13:52

yes that is true. I had pet of one raccoon before. I saw her got angry and wants to bite me, but too late she cannot bite me. my mom tell me that it will bite me. I understand her. the raccoon who stayed in cage outside backyard.



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Posted 23 July 2013 - 13:54

What's the big deal here?  He didn't kick it, stomp it, shoot it, or smash it against a wall.  A simple toss down the stairs isn't going to harm it.

There things climb and fall out of trees, so they're designed to withstand falls.

 

This guy had serious balls to risk getting rabies.  



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Posted 23 July 2013 - 13:55

who cares, they're a dime a dozen.  And they're *******s.

 

Same can be said for humans but there is always a big fuss when a person gets killed...



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Posted 23 July 2013 - 14:08

For some people's information, racoons can certainly be dangerous. They can be extremely protective. Many of them have rabies so this guy is actually kind of stupid to even take the chance of picking it up. It's easy to criticize post-mortem.

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 14:26

Are raccoons aggressive?  I always thought they were cute.  This is based solely on the Canadian cartoon from the late 80's.

Yeah they can be very aggressive 



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Posted 23 July 2013 - 14:33

For some people's information, racoons can certainly be dangerous. They can be extremely protective. Many of them have rabies so this guy is actually kind of stupid to even take the chance of picking it up. It's easy to criticize post-mortem.

Exactly! Rabies would be the least of cases!



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Posted 23 July 2013 - 14:52

Raccoon goes looking for food and dog attacks it. Raccoon fights back and the dog is losing so dog owner comes out and throws Raccoon. I can see a cat smacking that dog around.



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Posted 23 July 2013 - 15:01

Are raccoons aggressive?  I always thought they were cute.  This is based solely on the Canadian cartoon from the late 80's.

Yeah they can be very aggressive

 

I was sorta joking.  Do you not recall the Raccoons cartoon series????



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Posted 23 July 2013 - 15:08

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 15:23

This guy risked getting bitten himself, and grabbing the animal increased the chances of that happening.

 

He could have grabbed his dog, tossed him up the stairs, and scared off the raccoon.

 

Barring that, it also would have been quicker to just toss the animal over the fence. He really had to wind up to throw it down the stairs, and that's more time for the animal to have scratched or bitten him.



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Posted 23 July 2013 - 15:28

This guy risked getting bitten himself, and grabbing the animal increased the chances of that happening.

 

He could have grabbed his dog, tossed him up the stairs, and scared off the raccoon.

 

Barring that, it also would have been quicker to just toss the animal over the fence. He really had to wind up to throw it down the stairs, and that's more time for the animal to have scratched or bitten him.

 

He used excessive force, which looks like it scared the raccoon.