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Old 10-19-2008, 06:33 PM   #1
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Raccoon got into my soup!

I was cooling a big pot of delicious chicken stock on my patio when my brother started yelling.

A raccoon had gotten into the pot and had been helping himself.

I spent all day making this stock. Will I be safe if I boil it and use it for my chicken noodle soup?

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Old 10-19-2008, 06:49 PM   #2
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I don't think so - what if the raccoon had rabies?!!

what a bizzarre thing - too bad you didnt snap a pix of it. The poor raccoon probably thought it had won the lottery.
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Old 10-19-2008, 07:00 PM   #3
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Chuck it or at least let the Racoon finish it off.
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Old 10-19-2008, 07:06 PM   #4
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No way! I wouldn't let the raccoon have it either, don't want to encourage raccoon by feeding him, having him invade your garbage cans is enough trouble. And they are real rabies carriers in the south, don't know about Boston. My brother-in-law got bitten and had to go through the whole rigamarole. Not what it used to be in the olden days, but a real pain anyway.
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Old 10-19-2008, 07:18 PM   #5
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It's a shame the way the poor old masked prowler is so shunned these days. Canadian geese and deer are also less highly regarded than they used to be. Maybe the wild tukey will become the next public enemy?
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Old 10-19-2008, 07:28 PM   #6
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Throw the stock away....Cook da coon!
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Old 10-19-2008, 07:46 PM   #7
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I would definitely toss that.

And it doesn't mean you are "shunning" the coon
Feel free.
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Old 10-19-2008, 07:57 PM   #8
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Yeah, I figured you guys would tell me to toss about 5 quarts of that liquid gold.

Bummer.

Did I mention that it took me most of the day to make it???

Okay, it's gone.

Sigh

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Old 10-19-2008, 08:54 PM   #9
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We cool things like that in the cab of the truck, so that won't happen.

I sure wouldn't eat after'em.
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Old 10-19-2008, 09:11 PM   #10
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Bet that coon would have made fer a darn nice hat!
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Old 10-19-2008, 09:49 PM   #11
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It's a shame the way the poor old masked prowler is so shunned these days. Canadian geese and deer are also less highly regarded than they used to be. Maybe the wild turkey will become the next public enemy?
ICA ~ it's their land, we invaded it.

No, I wouldn't eat the stock. Yes, I'd let the raccoon have it. You put it out in his territory, it's not his fault he thought he hit the lottery. It's just mean to take it away and treat him like he did something wrong. It's his nature to find food and live. Terrorizing him is not nice. Sorry, I'm just on nature's side when it comes to things like this. They were hear first. It's their world, I just live in it.

Okay, I have to add ~ chicken stalk shouldn't take all day to make. It's a rather simple process.
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Old 10-19-2008, 11:08 PM   #12
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I have to disagree-If I remember my "Beverly hillbillies" Granny Clampett served raccoon soup on a regular basis-and Jethro loved it!!!
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Old 10-20-2008, 01:29 AM   #13
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Sorry! I have to agree with callisto. Go ahead and let the racoon have it, at least that would be better then letting it go to waist.
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Old 10-20-2008, 07:27 AM   #14
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...Terrorizing him is not nice...
No one suggested terrorizing the raccoon, just throwing the stock out.

If she did choose to give him the stock, I would suggest doing it away from the house.

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Old 10-20-2008, 07:38 AM   #15
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ICA ~ it's their land, we invaded it.
I am not sure how you came to that conclusion. We share this earth with the other animals. It was not theirs and we invaded any more than it is ours and they invaded. This earth belongs to all the creatures that inhabit it equally.

I would toss the soup. You have no idea what might be in there now. there are just too many unknowns.

I would not give it to the animals because that would just encourage them to seek it out again and then you would have a larger problem on your hands.
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I am not sure how you came to that conclusion. We share this earth with the other animals. It was not theirs and we invaded any more than it is ours and they invaded. This earth belongs to all the creatures that inhabit it equally.
Since the answer to that is political, religious, and current events, I can't exactly answer that here without a major violation of the rules.
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Old 10-20-2008, 08:05 AM   #17
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Fair enough. It would probably be going off topic anyway so it is best we stick to the soup question as it stands.
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Old 10-20-2008, 10:35 AM   #18
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Boiling it will not make it safe. That's the rule for all foods.

And I wouldn't let the racoon have it. If you do, you will be encouraging it to view your house as his restaurant and he will likely stick around.
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