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11 Important Reasons Why Raccoons In Canada Are Just Different

They are just different here.

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1. A raccoon in your neighbourhood: Chillin', raccoonin'.

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2. A raccoon in your backyard: Stunned to see you.

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3. A raccoon where you're from: Sleeping, as it does.

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A Canadian raccoon: Rides public transit, politely converses with commuters.

4. Most raccoons when you shoo them away: They scurry off.

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Raccoons in Canada: You tell them a firm "no" to public transportation, yet they try and try again.

Raccoons trying to board the bus in Stanley Park, #Vancouver... Even animals sometimes get tired of walking.

5. A raccoon everywhere else: Is an animal. Minimal contact with humans.

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Raccoons in Canada: Whatever the fuck British Columbians are doing with them.

6. A raccoon in America: Forages for food, sometimes in your trash.

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A raccoon in Canada: Climbs a 200-metre crane, poops at the top.

7. Raccoons: A mammal native to North America.

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Canadian raccoons: Have an entire cartoon series, from the '80s, inspired by them. Called The Raccoons.


8. A raccoon everywhere else: Is afraid of you.

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A raccoon in Canada: Wants to get to know you, Robert. "How you living?"

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9. Raccoons: Sometimes roadkill :(

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Raccoons in Canada: Sometimes roadkill :( ...Then memorialized, mourned, venerated...

sleep well my sweet prince, people loved you and remember you #deadraccoonto


Toronto's dead raccoon vigil: one story, multiple narratives #theRETHINK

...and never forgotten.

A butter sculpture ode to #deadraccoonto #CNE2015

10. Raccoon news: Approach cute creatures with caution.

Canadian raccoon news: We must defeat them.