By anonymous - 13/09/2012 06:02 - United States - Los Angeles
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Wait, so they don't relocate them to Raccoon city? Damn that sucks OP!
I scrolled down the FML homepage so quickly that I read this FML and the previous one together. Imagine my surprise when I thought the first sentence was "Today, I was having sex with an enormous raccoon in my backyard." Back on topic, OP should have had the raccoon tested for rabies before letting animal control release it. If s/he can't locate it at this point, s/he should probably get the shot. You only have something like 72 hours after exposure to get it, and almost all cases of rabies are fatal. 36, where did you hear that? I'm pretty sure one of the most noticeable symptoms of rabies is loss of fear, not shyness.
That goes for ANY wild animal. I worked at a wildlife education center for about a year with tons of animals, including one raccoon. All wild animals have about the same chance of getting rabies. OP needs to be seen by a doctor ASAP, they can give you a series of shots to prevent rabies. It doesn't matter if the animal seemed rabid or not, it is NOT worth the risk. Then they should probably be writing a letter to whoever is in charge of animal control and possibly the DNR about how the situation was handled, because OP should not have needed to be anywhere near the animal.
#93- I don't think they test it in humans until you start getting the symptoms (at which point it's too late.) They give you the shot if they even think you might have been infected. The problem is that the shot is apparently really expensive (IIRC) so if possible you're supposed to get the animal tested as soon as possible to see whether you even need it. If you can't get the animal tested, you have to get the shot just in case. Oh, and one more rabies PSA, if you ever find a bat in a sleeping person's room, get the bat tested, because you can be bitten by a rabid bat in your sleep and not be aware of it. And no, birds don't carry rabies. Only mammals do. I only say this because I once had a friend come to me hysterical after being "attacked" by a bird she was convinced was rabid. lol
96-About your profile, why do you call yourself a feminist if you are an equal rights activist? Why throw in any gender orientation if you neither gender is more important? I feel trying to make one group of people stick out at this point is not helping any of societies sexist and/or racial feelings, but only spark the fire a little more. I hear ya on the whole equal rights for everyone, I just don't understand the need for calling yourself a feminist, or fighting for women's rights when other minorities are discriminated against, just as much if not more, than women are.
They look like bandits for a reason lol, he'll be back for more. The battle has just begun!
You should probably check that hedge in your back yard for any food-stuffed logs, and make sure there isn't a stingy bear lurking around. Animals are smarter than you think; just ask Vern!
Why would you even attempt to get near it let alone catch it? There's traps you can buy that animal control will pick up. That sucks they let it out back on your property but if I am correct animal control lets capture animals out near or in their natural surroundings. If you live in a wooded area that raccoon wasn't going to go far anyway.