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This is Stephanie Nikon Raccoon with all the news that is worth the churr.

As we have not had a broadcast in almost a year, this will be a long newscast. The shiney down in the corner will help keep your attention though it.

Uggla takes home unusual new pet: Second baseman finds baby raccoon while playing golf

I must say meep for the poor thing. And yay for a player taking in the little guy. But unfortunately, if he turns the raccoon over to an animal shelter, the kit will be destroyed, because of the fear of rabies. My hope is that ballplayer takes the kit to a wildlife rehabilitator.

Uncapped chimneys pose danger for wildlife

As always. Us raccoons may be wonderful creatures, be we really don't get along with a human lifestyle sometimes. Also, Chimney's are not the best place for us. I for one would hate the smoke. Please, cap your chimneys.

Legend come to life

Somehow this has fallen though the cracks here at RNN. We first heard of this story a year ago. A team of animators are making a CGI cartoon based on the Oneida legend 'The Raccoon and the Crayfish'. The Trailer for the film is up on YouTube, but as of yet RNN has not received a copy for screening. I for one am looking forward to more raccoons in Film.

Night of the raccoons

Rather funny story that came into RNN. I am glad that the kit was freed from the bottle, as unfortunately this is a rather common problem among our wild cousins. Now, there has never been an invasion of raccoons here in North America, actually it was the other way around, the humans invaded us. Now our invasion of Europe is going nicely, and we are holding on to our footholds in Japan. Hopefully we will one day be able to take over when the humans leave.

The Ghost of Wild Parties Past: The Legend of Isla Vista’s Albino Raccoon

RNN has gotten in news reports of a infamous albino raccoon in the Santa Barbra area. It would seem that this raccoon is living on after it's death, or a successor has come in to take up it's mantle. If nothing else, it brings us happiness that a raccoon is bringing joy to so many humans.

Got raccoons? Cayenne, radio and light may work
Raccoons may be residing with you; Furry squatters on the lookout for cosy spot to give birth, expert says

Another pair of stories in the long line of news reports on how to keep raccoons away from your house. Us raccoons can be slightly destructive, but then humans do leave out rather tasty treats for our wild cousins at times. What surprised me was this section of the SunHerald article.

To encourage the raccoons to leave, seal up all of the holes except the one they're using. Sprinkle a generous amount of cayenne pepper flakes around and inside the entry point.

Place a portable radio as near their den as possible. Tune it to one of the talk show programs and turn up the volume as high as it will go.

Next, shine a flood light on the hole. Together, these three actions should drive the critters from your home. If for some reason this doesn't work, try trapping.

If i am not mistaken, this a normal psychological warfare for humans too. Is this not the technique used to drive out Noriega after the invasion of Panama? I know that I would high tail it out of anywhere that was blaring talk radio at me.

Now for the crime report. Well, that is what the humans are reporting it as.

Tuscarawas County, OH
A Kerns Dr. NE, Bolivar, woman said Monday she found a raccoon sitting in her vehicle after she had opened the vehicle’s door and left it unattended.

This reporter must disclose that this is the county that her family lives in, but does not know the raccoon in question.

Portsmouth, NH
1:32 a.m. — A motorist reported that a raccoon chased him from the door of the Dunkin' Donuts on Woodbury Avenue to his vehicle. The caller stayed in his vehicle and followed the animal across the street to behind Joe's Pizza. The caller believed the raccoon to be rabid.

It is this reporters opinion that the raccoon was just rather hungry and wanting a donut, possibly from being fed from other humans. Unfortunately, it is best for humans to assume that raccoons are rabid, as they can't tell raccoon behaviour like us raccoons have. It's safer for both our wild cousins and the humans themselves.

And that brings us to a health report.

Seek USDA help on Folly raccoons

An updated article on a news report we brought you last year about the rabies vaccination program. Reports are that the program is working for our wild cousins, and it brings hope to raccoons everywhere. Remember everyone out there to get all your vaccination, and keep them up to date.

With all the news that's worth the churr, I'm Stephanie Nikon Raccoon, and goodnight.
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