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Raccoon In Awkward Situation Generates Some Buzz


That season is upon us, and we're not talking about spring. It's apparently the season for animals getting themselves intp all sorts of uncomfortable situations.

The latest example comes courtesy of a raccoon in California, where a hole had one way in and no way out.

The photos were posted to Twitter by an officer from San Francisco Animal Care and Control who simply goes by the name "Officer Edith."

The "torture machine," as one person called it, was in fact a generator that was holding the raccoon hostage. 

But thankfully for the raccoon, all it took were some sedatives and some lube for officers to slide the raccoon out of the hole. 

During the ordeal, the raccoon suffered an abrasion to its head, but officers said it will "re-fur in no time."


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Think Twice Before Your Next Sip and Skip the Straw Instead


Next time you order a drink from a restaurant, think twice before you unwrap the straw. Americans use millions of straws a day, and many of them end up as litter, eventually making their way into ours lakes and rivers. National Skip the Straw Day, held every February, aims to change that. 

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Creature Feature: The Wacky Woodcock


The American woodcock is related to the sandpiper, but you wouldn't know it based on its behavior. Woodcocks are known for their unusual antics, including elaborate and sometimes noisy "sky dances" and a weird walk to help them find food.

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Skip the Stink: How to Keep Stink Bugs at Bay


Winter is stink bug season, at least indoors. If you are finding these bugs around your house, don't squish them or step on them unless you're prepared for their noxious odor. Instead, your best bet is to prevent them from getting inside your house in the first place.

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