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Baton Rouge Louisiana Raccoon Control Situation: Hi. I have enjoyed looking at your website and all of the useful information. You seem like the perfect person to ask since you obviously have great respect for animals. I have a raccoon that is currently living under my house and I suspect that it has babies. I feed feral cats and have obviously attracted other wildlife. Raccoons have come around but usually leave after about a week and then I don't see them again for many months. I always know when they are around, even if I dont see them, by what they do to my other animals water bowl. This particular raccoon came about 3 weeks ago and has not left. The earlier I removed the cats food, the earlier it showed up until it now comes during the day. About one week ago it stood up and everything appeared normal and then the other day it stood up again and it definitely had milk that was not that way the previous week. I don't know if this means she had babies or is about to have them. Do you know if they are relocated if they have a chance for survival or is it not likely? Also, wondering if you know of an excellent trapper that is in the Los Angeles area? I wish I could leave them but my apparently she has been relieving herself on my neighbors lawn and they are not very happy. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much.
My response: Relocation is hard on a female raccoon with babies. But it is FAR better to relocate them all together than to separate them. That would mean sure death for the young, and heartbreak (and increased chance of death during desperate reunion attempt) for the mom. Either leave them alone, or trap them all and relocate them all together.
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