Dog maroons self in raccoon chase Around Town, posted by Editor, The Almanac Online, on Jul 4, 2012 at 5:59 pm
Tradition has it that when a dog trees a raccoon, it's a three-step process. In Step 1, the dog chases the raccoon up the tree. Step 2 has the dog standing around at the bottom of the tree looking up at the raccoon and barking. Time passes. In Step 3, the dog realizes the futility of barking and goes away, whereupon the raccoon climbs down and resumes its life.
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