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St. Louis Missouri Raccoon Control Situation: Hi David, It's November in Saint Louis, temps have been up and down and your site says that raccoons are most likely to inhabit attics in the spring when the babies are born. We trapped one this past weekend. Our city provided the trap and then they came and picked him/her up to relocate it. Don't know if it was male or female, only that it was one mad sucker. He rocked the cage all over the garage and ate a Cubs hat he was able to reach. I haven't heard any more noises up there but my dog, who is supposedly deaf from old age and can't hear me call her to come in from the back yard, seems to be hearing something all night long because she's barking her little head off. The cats don't seem to notice anything unusual right now. Is it possible that there are babies up there this late in the year or might it just be another raccoon? The city left another trap but it's twice as large as the first one and I'm afraid a little guy would be able to set it off without being caught in it. Our house backs up corner to corner to a utility easement which runs alongside a city culvert and we've had issues with possums and rats in the attic for the 20+ years we've lived here but this is our first raccoon. Thanks for any advice you might have, Sharon
Hello, I live in east Missouri, and also remove Nuisance Animals, but have run into a stubborn case with raccoons and would appreciate some help. The mom and 4 babies are in a very deep chimney and of course she is at the bottom of it. I've tried the jug with rocks rattling it and had a rope loop around her, but she's a big one and got out of it. After several hours she was annoyed and did move half way up the side of the chimney. But I still could not get the rope/ noose around her. The chimney has a large opening with brick steps along the inside so I could crawl in after the babies, but not with mom in there. There is no outside cleaning vent either. Is it a possibility that she might have moved them during the night after all the disruptions to her nest? Approximately how long before she comes out to feed? The home owner wants her out dead or alive, but I would prefer to remove her alive. Any suggestions?
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