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Provides comprehensive information on the anatomy, special skills, habitats, and diet of raccoons.
Publisher: New York : Marshall Cavendish Benchmark, c2011
ISBN: 9780761448419
Branch Call Number: 599.7632 OTF 2011
Characteristics: 45 p. : col. ill


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Sep 10, 2017

I love these incredibly cute little mickey mouse faced guys who roam hungry in the night of this "clean and green" city. In the back alleys lately all garbage is swept up and their food sources are practically zero. A few raccoons approached me nicely at night at Mt. Pleasant in the past years and I gave them banana bread and oatmeal cookies; I also give them grapes and dry cat food, which they love. And they remember me, and as I walk in the night, some of them come up to me and ask politely for food. I absolutely love them. Yesterday at 10 p.m. I was approached twice by hungry raccoons; some passers-by saw me giving them oatmeal cookies and found it funny; some others told me not to feed them. Why? This place was theirs before the human crowd came here with their dogs which they walk even at night, scaring raccoons. As I was coming home yesterday at night, at one corner off the sidewalk I put down dry cat food and grapes on the ground, when a man came by with his little dog, he stopped beside me and asked why I was feeding skunks. I said I was feeding street cats and raccoons. He said we should scare them away and not feed them, because otherwise they will come back and ask for food from everybody. I started to feel angry with that selfish man, who doesn't care if other animals outside his dog are starving. I contained myself, because I don't want hostility with neighbors, so I just told him raccoons were cute and I loved them. This land was the raccoons' before we came here, and now they are unwelcome by humans and dogs in their own land. So I feed them and love them. And those selfish people who tell me not to feed them, are ignorant of the fact that "what goes around comes around." These people don't know that their selfish life in the city will not last forever - there are plans (see the UN's "Agenda 21") to end city life by the end of this Century and to give the present cities back to Nature. A much smaller human population will be kept in reserved areas and dome cities, separated from Nature. The present selfish "democracy" of "I want this," "I want that" cannot go on forever. There comes an end to dog walking and human selfishness in a New World, where there will be no nation states, no family, no individual rights and no private property. Animals will have a right to live free from the human predator. There are a few very nice persons, though. Yesterday evening as I passed by the gate of a house, a young couple stood there and the young woman told me excitedly: "there are raccoons here, five of them!" Yes, I knew instantly that my dear friend Agrippina was there with her 4 young adult kids. I fed them oatmeal cookies, and the young woman was sitting amidst them. They feel goodwill, these dear little ones. But if they become too human friendly and approach people, average Joe says they are being "aggressive." Come on! People are aggressive, just look at all the wars people make on each other since ever.

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