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Old 19.05.2017, 12:22
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So... There are Raccoons in Switzerland?

Hi guys!

Im kinda an animal fan, and I was looking if there were some Raccoons in Switzerland in the web, and found this: http://www.waldwissen.net/wald/wild/...hweiz/index_EN

Have any of you seen any?

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Old 19.05.2017, 20:17
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Re: So... There are Raccoons in Switzerland?

Yep. Who'd a thunk it? There all over the place...

http://www.waldwissen.net/wald/wild/...hweiz/index_EN
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Old 19.05.2017, 20:51
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Yep. Who'd a thunk it? There all over the place...

http://www.waldwissen.net/wald/wild/...hweiz/index_EN
Wow, I didn't know that. I've only seen them in Nevada. My BF did not share my enthusiasm for them .... but I guess the ones we have here are of the shy type?
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Old 19.05.2017, 21:18
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Wow, I didn't know that. I've only seen them in Nevada. My BF did not share my enthusiasm for them .... but I guess the ones we have here are of the shy type?
I dont care about the type, as long as we have those thrash pandas!!!
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Re: So... There are Raccoons in Switzerland?

Cute, but beware. They are an Alien life form that threatens Switzerland.
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http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/alien-li...erland/4118234
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Old 19.05.2017, 21:55
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Cute, but beware. They are an Alien life form that threatens Switzerland.
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http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/alien-li...erland/4118234
Well, but cute little aliens...

Some might end up in my house...
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Old 19.05.2017, 22:11
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Wow, I didn't know that. I've only seen them in Nevada. My BF did not share my enthusiasm for them .... but I guess the ones we have here are of the shy type?
"Shy" isn't a term that is commonly applied to raccoons.

They are quite a nuisance in urban and semi-urban settings, things like compost containers need special catches to keep them out. Their population is kept in check by predators in the wild, but in the city there isn't anything to keep them in check.
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Old 19.05.2017, 22:14
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"Shy" isn't a term that is commonly applied to raccoons.

They are quite a nuisance in urban and semi-urban settings, things like compost containers need special catches to keep them out. Their population is kept in check by predators in the wild, but in the city there isn't anything to keep them in check.
Yes, that's why BF wasn't too crazy about them .... and the hotels were all plastered with do-not-feed-signs.
I figured we got shy types because I've never seen any out here.
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Old 19.05.2017, 22:39
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Re: So... There are Raccoons in Switzerland?

These Swiss raccoons take a long time to warm up to you, before they'll raid your trash cans. But after that, they'll raid your trash cans for life.
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Old 19.05.2017, 22:45
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These Swiss raccoons take a long time to warm up to you, before they'll raid your trash cans. But after that, they'll raid your trash cans for life.
Yeah, those Swiss. They're all the same
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Old 19.05.2017, 22:52
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Yeah, those Swiss. They're all the same
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These raccoons in Switzerland take a long time to warm up to you, before they'll raid your trash cans. But after that, they'll raid your trash cans for life.

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These raccoons in Switzerland take a long time to warm up to you, before they'll raid your trash cans. But after that, they'll raid your trash cans for life.



You wouldnt let them? :P
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You wouldnt let them? :P
Some damn hippie once got mad at me for throwing pinecones at a raccoon who was trying to get inside my home, to chase it away. Something about 'we should all get along with our animal friends' as if I should invite the critter in and serve it up a nice spread.

No thanks.

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Old 20.05.2017, 14:38
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hahahahhahahahahahah come on, they are cute xD, next time send it to my address... Hope the flat i will rent accept "pets"
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Re: So... There are Raccoons in Switzerland?

Thought I'd seen this lately - now found:

http://www.20min.ch/schweiz/news/sto...chtet-19801006
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Thought I'd seen this lately - now found:

http://www.20min.ch/schweiz/news/sto...chtet-19801006
200 to many ,I prefer skunks over racoons
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Re: So... There are Raccoons in Switzerland?

On the article said they "shut them down", mean they kill them?

Better on a zoo, or take them back to US or anywhere where they live...
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On the article said they "shut them down", mean they kill them?

Better on a zoo, or take them back to US or anywhere where they live...

I would love to see the airfare for a bunch of raccoons back to North America.
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