So a week ago, just as I was going to bed I hear some weird scratching noises in my wall. At first, I thought it was my trickster boyfriend Dan, playing a mean joke on me… but then it continued. I got up and went into the living room where the noise was emanating from, and it was clear an animal was in the wall. The next morning I looked around the base of the house and sure enough, one of those screens was pushed away that are supposed to keep animals out. I put it back.
Next night, same thing, louder noises. Longer. In the morning, yep, the screen is pushed out again. Now I was getting worried. The last time animals got in the garage, they chewed up wiring and caused a lot of havoc. Here they were in my walls! Next thing I know, I won’t have power.
Then, last night…. or shall I say this morning, because at 5am both Dan and I jerked awake to a hear slamming, then thumping, then screaming, then hisssing and a damn loud growling noise in the wall…. RIGHT NEXT TO OUR HEADS!!!!
And it didn’t stop, it kept going on and on and on. I banged on the wall. The noises got louder.
First I thought it was a fight, but why didn’t they finish each other off? Then I heard that weird squeaking noise raccoons make, some low gutteral growls and figured they must be mating. One hell of a time. Humans have it good if that was what was going on! At least we have the gift of romance.
Finally, after about 30 minutes of crazy love, they settled down.
Now I guess I have to get a trap. I called Animal Control and they don’t lend traps, sooooo anyone know how to trap a raccoon (hopefully it’s not a skunk!) and where to get one of those crazy animal traps? Any tips would be welcomed.