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Upper C Racoons

Heads up to all. There seems to be raccoons doing night work on the upper c. They where at the pumphouse BLM camps, across river at Uber Flussen camp and at Cedar camp that I know of this weekend. Watch the kids and dogs, the one I saw was foaming at the mouth. It looked really mean.

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Keep the wine boxes and bota bags out of their reach. Raccoons are mean drunks.
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I hear that they suffer from lead deficiencies. There are some simple solutions to this.
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Sounds like we have a human problem on the upper C.
Peoples messy campsites are what attract wildlife in the first place, then they get bolder, and start breaking into stuff, getting on your boat, etc.


Lead probably would be a good solution for that particular raccoon though, sounds a lot like rabies.
Thanks for the heads up.
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Some Rabid Raccoons could really help the floating on that run, way too many people on it. Maybe could introduce the Grizzley? I hear they like Denverites.
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I just read a story about a woman who was attacked by a rabid raccoon while jogging. She was near a puddle and was able to carry it to the water while it was biting her and she drowned it. Seeing as boaters tend to be better prepared than joggers, maybe keeping a pair of welders gloves handy would be useful.


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tig or mig?
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Just remember that the only test for rabies requires an intact brain.


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Wookie- Either. It's the man holding the welder, not the welder itself.


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Rabies is very serious stuff, as in, only a handful of people ever survive once an infection sets in. Basically, if you are bitten by a rabid animal it is a race against developing immunity before the virus takes over and starts chewing holes in your brain. I would be more afraid of a rabid raccoon than a bear. Stay away and treat with great caution.
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