That Huge Dead Raccoon on 12th and Fir

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On the bright side, the Parsi traditional of "sky burial" is getting some help from Our Mr. Sun

http://www.treehugger.com/renewable-ener…

http://www.npr.org/2012/09/05/160401322/…

—after indiscriminate use of Voltaren in livestock production killed off the vultures who formerly did the snarfling:

http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2011/0…
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Get a shovel and clean it up.

Fucking Marxist always expect someone else to do their dirty work, usually at rhe end of a gun barrel.
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Not as depressing as seeing a cat rot by the side of the road. (yeah, keep your cat inside, they don't look both ways before running into traffic)
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Chuck,
That's not dead coon. That's Bush Meat. Ask your people...
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funny how it bothered you and you just waited for someone/something else to deal with it.
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We are all trapped in the urban graveyard.
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Thankfully I've never lived anywhere where my neighbors or I wouldn't remove and dispose of a dead animal within hours of discovery.
The only exception I've seen was a deer that got hit by a car late Friday night of a three day weekend in a smallish town. By Sunday the stench was awful. A full sized deer is far too big for most people to shovel or bag. The DPW crew did take care of it first thing Tuesday morning..
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Spend some time around a dermestid beetle colony in an anatomy lab, then you can complain about the smell of rotting flesh. Especially if the beetles have been eating fish.
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You know, you can call the city and they'll come get a dead animal within a few hours. They came and got a possum that had wedged himself behind our shed somehow and died there when we were out of town.
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not really a problem here like it is to the east, but rabies is still a consideration when handling a dead raccoon. they account for +/- 35% of US wildlife rabies. not likely to be transmitted to you if you use a shovel, but still something to be aware of. and don't let your pets near the carcasses - if your pets aren't vaxed, the raccoon can be just as dangerous dead as alive. this is as important a reason to call the city for removal as any other. (and yeah, vax your pets).
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I walked by that raccoon eating a bahn mi from down the street. I lost my appetite and stopped eating as I passed the carcass. I looked over and saw the men from St Francis watching me not ten feet away, eating on a curb without thinking twice. I put the sandwich back in my mouth and wondered what a BBQ Raccoon bahn mi might taste like.

We are all meat.
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"Get a shovel and clean it up. "
Gotta agree, Charles. How can you stay removed and stay engaged?
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"Get a shovel"? And then what, toss it in the nearest dumpster?
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Dead things remind Chuckie of his people and culture.
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It is I, TONDERAI! Mountain man of Zimbabwe!! Did I not tell you I have spent a whole year unpacking books?!? I am a renaissance man and artist! I do not pick up trash like some commoner! I have to live in a house instead of an apartment! Don't you know my suffering?!?