Canada It took this raccoon 30 seconds to break into a raccoon-proof green bin

21:46  12 april  2018
21:46  12 april  2018 Source:   Toronto Star

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“Not a single report of a raccoon opening a new green bin ?” asked Mike Bates. Artur Arruda also took issue with the manager’s claim, saying, “I’m not sure how that assessment came about. James Di Giacomo described the conclusion that the bins are raccoon - proof as “utter BS.

Second , you need to keep the lid shut. The clip straps are great for this ; we haven't had any raccoon feedings since we installed them half a year ago." Several of you just keep your garbage and green bins inside, then take it out in the morning.

(Video courtesy of CBC)

Raccoon Nation may now have the upper hand in Toronto’s “Great Raccoon War.”

A video posted to Facebook on Saturday shows a trash panda breaking into a “raccoon-proof” green bin in less than 30 seconds. As of Thursday afternoon the video has been viewed more than 16,000 times and shared almost 250 times.

Graeme Boyce shot the video after he heard the raccoon toss aside his toboggan. The raccoon is seen at first struggling with the handle of the green bin, but eventually the masked bandit turns it all the way and pounces on the food scraps inside.

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Starting today the city of Toronto is distributing the newer, bigger and raccoon - proof green bins . These have a dial on the top that “they say” raccoon can’t get into . March 21 @ 7: 30 pm - 11:00 pm.

Simon Treadwell says he has invented a raccoon - proof green bin . For six nights, raccoons tried to break into the big green vault. “We watched them knock it over, we watched them put their claws in and try to pry it open . . .

“Back to the drawing board. Lol. What a smart animal,” commented one Facebook user.

“Don’t underestimate the trash panda,” wrote another.

The new model was launched in 2016 to replace older bins that were being knocked over and popped open by the raccoons. Mayor John Tory called the rollout a “new offensive” at the time and told the Star that if the critters managed to outsmart the new bin, Toronto would find a way to “strike back.”

But Tory told reporters on Thursday that he’s not worried about this incident, adding there isn’t a widespread problem with the bins.

He said there have been only a handful of complaints with the 450,000 new bins and that if there was a major problem with the bins, there would be trash all over the streets.

“I think (the bins) are working very well and in instances where people have complained, it’s turned out to be the case, most of the time, that it’s either a loose screw that simply needs to be tightened or there’s a flaw in the actual locking device.”

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Q: What do you think about this claim by the city that these bins are raccoon proof ? A: I don’t know if anything is raccoon proof but they certainly are raccoon resistant. We want to improve your reading experience. Take our 60- second survey.

One of Toronto's new raccoon resistant green bins is shown next to an old one at Toronto City Hall on April 9, 2015. A raccoon is seen in this surveillance video trying to break into one of Toronto's new green bins .

The raccoon battle started back in 2002 with the launch of Toronto’s green bin program that attempted to reduce the amount of organic waste in landfills. That led to the increase of incidents where raccoons got their fingers on free lunch. Since then, the critters have also managed to shut down traffic, and take over a bank, the TTC and Toronto Pearson International Airport.

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