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Wiki Raccoon

Post by Coyoty » 22 Dec 2008, 07:58

Hmm, maybe that could be a parody song for "Rocky Raccoon"...

I don't see anything in the Wiki raccoon article about how raccoon saliva paralyzes dogs. That might be an interesting subject for the strip as well.
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Post by Novil » 30 Dec 2008, 23:44

Coyoty wrote:I don't see anything in the Wiki raccoon article about how raccoon saliva paralyzes dogs. That might be an interesting subject for the strip as well.
Huh? :?: Link to a reliable source for this?
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Post by Coyoty » 31 Dec 2008, 06:57

Do a web search on "coonhound paralysis", also known as "polyradiculoneuritis".
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Post by Novil » 31 Dec 2008, 12:53

Hey, interesting. I didn’t know that. However, they don’t seem to know what exactly is causing the paralysis.
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Post by Rocket_T_Coyote » 14 Mar 2009, 04:59

Someone I once worked with once chased raccoons through the woods with bluetick hounds. (He was from The Deep South.) The hunt ended once the coon was treed. A large enough raccoon could drown a dog if the pursuit went through water. The majority of wild raccoons I've met have been quite docile. They love turtle eggs and will raid the nests of game birds. All of them tend to make a sort of trilling chatter as they vocalize.

There is concern that rabies-infected raccoons have moved northward and close to populated areas, such as Detroit.
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