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Dumpster Diving Animals

Dumpster diving animals aren’t just limited to humans.

These bears are going through the garbage – I wouldn’t want to get close to them!

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Here’s a couple raccoons getting some helpings from the best eats in the area!

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Animals need to find food more than ever, so you might be more likely to encounter other critters while going on a dumpster dive in the winter. If you see one (or more) step back calmly and give them space. After all, they were there first, so it’s only fair 🙂

Dumpster Diving Story – Spiders on a Sofa

I was told another dumpster diving story. It’s technically not a binning story, since the item was found on the side of the road; but I thought it was interesting enough to post.

Someone picked up a sofa they found on garbage day, and they had a friend who was nice enough to let them put it in the back of their van to bring back to their home.

When they got in the back of the van they noticed something moving. Or more accurately, lots of something moving. They were spiders. And this person is terrified of spiders.

I’m not sure how this story ended, but I imagine the sofa went back onto the side of the street!


I understand many people are triggered by spiders, so here is a stock image of a spider web!

Out of all the animals you can encounter while dumpster diving, spiders aren’t the worst, but I would rather not come into contact with them.

Dumpster Diving Animals

Here are some pictures of dumpster diving animals (specifically, non-human animals!)






Have you ever come across another animal when you’ve gone dumpster diving?

Once I saw what I thought was a cat, but ended up being a skunk! I have come across cats, as well as mice and entire families of raccoons. The babies are super cute!

– Dumpster Dan