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The Olinguito: Endangered Species in My Yard

August 16, 2013

Although it’s been living in zoos for decades under a mistaken identity, the olinguito is now confirmed to be a new species of carnivore mammal related to that lovable trash can pest, the raccoon.  Scientists were not sure what to name the species once they discovered it was new, but if it winds up in my yard with my dogs, it will be called “Dead”.  Just a warning oh, furry carnivore, as you can see, the mutts take no prisoners. frankie house

Donna Cavanagh

Donna Cavanagh is founder of (HO) and the partner publishing company, HumorOutcasts Press which now includes the labels Shorehouse Books and Corner Office Books ( As "den mother" to the more than 100 aspiring and accomplished writers, producers, comics and authors, Cavanagh's goal is to allow creativity to flow. She is a former journalist who made an unscheduled stop into humor more than 20 years ago. Her syndicated columns helped her gain a national audience when her work landed in the pages of First Magazine and USA Today. She teaches the how-to lessons of humor and publishing at conferences and workshops throughout the country including The Philadelphia Writers' Conference and Erma Bombeck Writers Workshop. The author of four humor books, Cavanagh hopes her latest book, How to Write and Share Humor: Techniques to Tickle Funny Bones and Win Fans, will encourage writers not only to embrace their humor talents but show them off as well.

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6 Responses to The Olinguito: Endangered Species in My Yard

  1. August 22, 2013 at 3:30 am

    Olinguito sounds like he should be an Italian raccoon.

  2. Kathy Minicozzi
    August 16, 2013 at 11:57 pm

    Let us salute Frankie and Lulu, Great Protectors, the Scourge of Raccoons and Olinguitos Everywhere, Vermin Exterminators. If there is a Medal of Freedom for dogs, they should win it hands down.

  3. August 16, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    Wait, that same loveable dog on the wicker throne is also a badass? Mighty well reared I doth think.

    • August 16, 2013 at 4:12 pm

      No the one on the porch is LuLu. Frankie is the one that shakes them to their unfortunate demise.She is the hero of the neighborhood and has enough rabies vaccine in her to last a lifetime

  4. Bill Y Ledden
    August 16, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    God love those racoon like thingys, if they mess with Frankie and Lulu!

    • August 16, 2013 at 4:01 pm

      Well, Frankie actually. LuLu starts trouble and Frankie goes in to defend her and well, it gets messy!

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