Crankshaft by Tom Batiuk and Dan Davis for January 02, 2024

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    Bill Thompson  7 months ago

    And what did the raccoons name you, Ed?

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    billsplut  7 months ago

    “I named the raccoons I see when driving the bus ‘SQUISH, SPLAT, and Oh Heck Was That Suzy In First Grade, and Now DAD HAS A GUN!’ Cute, huh?”

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    Blu Bunny  7 months ago

    Lillian likes his reason.

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    Blu Bunny  7 months ago

    Go up to it and see if it’s friendly.

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    billsplut  7 months ago

    ED: “Golly—it’s really—hard to swallow~” Raccoon: “This is for you giving me that cotton candy I washed in the river!”

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    seismic-2 Premium Member 7 months ago

    He named it “Davy” because he thought it would make a good coonskin cap?

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    billsplut  7 months ago

    This is the best Crankshaft strip of THE YEAR involving boring birds! (Looks at calendar) What—it’s 1/2?! GOLDANG IT!!

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    Steve Dallas  7 months ago

    A Raccoon? In the middle of the day? I take it Davis can’t draw squirrels

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    Hamady Sack Premium Member 7 months ago

    Little carried away with the red feathers, eh?

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    rockyridge1977  7 months ago

    Surprised it is not a squirrel after the birdfeed!

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    Blaidd Drwg Premium Member 7 months ago

    I like to take our raccoons for trips.

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    French Persons Premium Member 7 months ago

    Having spent a fair amount of time in the woods, I can tell you that you generally don’t see raccoons out during the day, and they certainly don’t let themselves get that close to humans.

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    tcayer  7 months ago

    Where’s our “Where’s Crankshaft” guy? Ed is two for two in 2024!

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    lemonbaskt  7 months ago

    is this animal planet week ?

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    billsplut  7 months ago

    Raccoons are super cute! Until you hear the scraping claws going up the walls of the brick building you live in, and then they’re in your attic. Then they’re less cute. Especially when you hear them TRYING TO DIG THROUGH THE CEILING into YOUR HOUSE. Just trust me on this.

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    dv1093  7 months ago

    At my house I name the squirrels. And crows. Crows the size of volkswagons.

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    WesC Premium Member 7 months ago

    Barn swallows eat insects (not seed) and migrate out of Ohio for the winter. It took me 5 minutes to do that research.

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    puddleglum1066  7 months ago

    I am surprised that’s a raccoon. I sorta figured Lilliopsaurus was running that “bird feeder” to attract prey for her yard full of feral cats. Just seemed to be the kind of thing she’d do.

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    Brian Perler Premium Member 7 months ago

    Do the raccoons live with cephalopods? Or am I confusing this with a much better comic?

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    MuddyUSA  Premium Member 7 months ago

    Raccoon’s are as friendly as Crankshaft tends to be………..

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    FassEddie  7 months ago

    The Barn Swallow’s with Davy, who’s still in the navy, and probably will be for life….

    Sing it with me!

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    Foob  7 months ago

    Wasn’t ‘Barn Swallow’ Lilian’s nickname in highschool?

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    djtenltd  7 months ago

    That raccoon must be a daily visitor because they’re very unpredictable. And they make absolutely no noise!

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    J.J. O'Malley  7 months ago

    Lizard Lil is “identifying” the birds, Ed, not “naming” them. She didn’t decide that was Billy the barn swallow (or Reggie the red-bellied woodpecker and Bruce the belted kingfisher in yesterday’s strip). Frankly, I’m shocked you didn’t dub the raccoon Roadkill after the ones you encounter on your morning drives to school.

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    Jaime Jean M  7 months ago

    Good thing he didn’t call him Rocky. It would have been too plain.

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    [Unnamed Reader - 14b4ce]  7 months ago

    I’ve never seen a live possum. Only the ones who got hit by cars.Not a pretty sight

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    crazeekatlady  7 months ago

    Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation. Barn Swallow????

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    chief tommy  7 months ago

    Crankshaft is there. The drawing is well done and attractive. There is humor present. C’mon hapless naysayers dig deep. I’m sure you can make up something to complain about.

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    dputhoff62  7 months ago

    We have!

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