Raccoon becomes part of road as striping crew paints over Duluth-area roadkill [PHOTO]

Categories: Animals, Duluth, Sad
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Duluth News Tribune/Clint Austin
This raccoon's afterlife isn't very pleasant.
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In his last life, he was a raccoon. Now, he demarcates the edge of a Duluth-area road.

A sadly lazy road-striping crew decided not to remove a deceased raccoon from the side of Howard Gnesen Road before going to work. Instead, they painted right over it.

Here's the full image, courtesy of the Duluth News Tribune's Clint Austin:

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Patty Donaldson of Gnesen Township told the Tribune she would've removed the raccoon from the road herself had it not been smashed at spot near a curve, with only a narrow shoulder alongside the roadway.

"We're all God's creatures," Donaldson said. "For somebody to leave an animal lay like that and not move it over... we have to have some sensitivity in this world."

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15 comments
Pinko Thinker
Pinko Thinker

where is Pepe LePew when you want to watch him spontaneously revive and subsequently romance this ravishing young corpse of a raccoon? comedy ensues.

Amy Guimont
Amy Guimont

my boyfriend just took a picture if the EXACT same thing in Coon Rapids the other night while on duty. nice job city workers!

_Joe_
_Joe_

Uh... You realize that there aren't a bunch of people out there with paint brushes right?

 

These lines are painted by a truck as it drives along.  Often at night.  Most likely it just wasn't seen.

ripcord808
ripcord808

@jim7226 @PerkatPlay @atrupar Some motivated employees there. I wonder if the question of moving it was ever raised?

UnionSupporter
UnionSupporter

Apparently, there isn't a Union that does that job, thats why it wasn't done.  You shouldn't be expected to do anything outside your exact job description.

Joe Strom
Joe Strom

Marlena is very upset about this.

Joe Strom
Joe Strom

Marlena is very upset about this.

jim7226
jim7226

@ripcord808 I suspect there will be some supervisor who will see the publicity and determine who the lazy person at the wheel was. LOL

ripcord808
ripcord808

@jim7226 Ah, road kill rolls downhill.

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