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Thread started 06/13/18 3:56pm

poppys

Didja hear the one about the racoon...


who took a wrong turn on the way to Paisley Park and ended up climbing a 25 story building in St Paul Minnesota?

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Reply #1 posted 06/15/18 4:18am

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he made it!

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Reply #2 posted 06/15/18 6:17pm

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Reply #3 posted 06/16/18 4:16am

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XxAxX said:

he made it!


She made it. Hear her roar!

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poppys said:

XxAxX said:

he made it!


She made it. Hear her roar!

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Reply #5 posted 06/16/18 10:13am

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kpowers said:

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haha - Le'ts name her June Foray!

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...but she's a racoon who's not afraid of heights, not a flying squirrel so June Racoon maybe?

Deserves a better name than MPR Racoon - too corporate!

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Reply #6 posted 06/16/18 12:40pm

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https://www.citylab.com/life/2018/06/lessons-from-the-raccoon-that-scaled-a-skyscraper/562742/


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Raccoons are incredible climbers, and their instinct is usually to climb up instead of down. Ilya Naymushin/Reuters

Lessons From the Raccoon That Scaled a Skyscraper

...Phenomenal, yes.But was it unusual? We won’t necessarily see a surge of daring raccoons racing to the top of skyscrapers, but in an increasingly urbanized world, we can expect to share more of our structures with the urban wildlife. “It really says a lot about how buildings participate in the larger ecosystem,” she said. “There is a web of multiple species that are interacting with those structures, so because of the pigeons’ nest nearby and the raccoon wanting to raid that, it escaped to this [taller] building.”...

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