April 22, 2005


Last night I started to hear some strange sounds. Bumping and popping. Then I heard some very loud clicking. Pete said that it was some kind of animal. I looked out the window and couldn't see a thing except the bushes.

Pete suggested that I turn out the lights and take my new state of the art powerful flashlight to look out the window. I did. I jumped back and a very loud "Eek" came out of me. Not two feet away was the largest raccoon I had ever seen! His eyes were big and bright and he was just stopped still and staring at me!

I tell you, this raccoon was as big as a three year old child! Soon he jumped onto a wall and started clicking again. Then I saw that he was meeting another raccoon. They calmly walked to the end of the wall and climbed up the tall tree next to our house.

I wish they would go a live at someone else's house! I hear they are very mean, and that their personality is not as cute as their looks. One thing I do know is that their poo smells very bad. The rest of the night Pete keep saying "Eek" and laughing.

Anyone want to come by and rid us of these creatures. Is there such a thing as a Raccoon Sanctuary?

Posted by Judi at April 22, 2005 11:42 AM | TrackBack

hi. On this problem I would suggest calling animal comtrol. They will come out and catch him and relocate. Problem is that there are so many of them that you may always have one or two around. I found that by beinmg sure that I had nothing around to entice them( garbage open, etc that they would then stop lurking.

Posted by: trap at April 28, 2005 8:31 PM

If you want to get rid of racoons put a portable radio where they like to go and turn the volume on high. You can put a timer on it if you know when they like to frequent the area.

Posted by: Joyce at February 28, 2006 9:18 PM

Thanks Joyce. I will pass on your suggestion to my husband. One problem. Racoons are nocturnal. How do we prevent the neighbors from reporting us for noise polution. :-/

Posted by: Judi at March 2, 2006 10:37 PM
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