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Elizabeth New Jersey Raccoon Control Situation: David, I've been doing some research the past few days and ran across your web page info. Really great and very informative, thanks. My 5 yr old was begging me to put up a bird feeder, so I did, and a raccoon (I'm assuming) moved into my attic this past weekend. During the day yesterday, I closed the hole in the soffit screen using appropriate wire mesh. It had a fit trying to get out last night; sounded like someone jumping up and down. The noise stopped after an hour or so and I looked and saw another hole in the old screen so I assumed it had escaped. I'm guessing this is the culprit as I had a captured one this morning in my Havahart trap. Strangely, there was another hole (3rd overall) in the flimsy soffit screen next to the one I noticed last night. I've put newspaper in both holes to determine if there may be anymore remaining in the attic before I wire it shut for good, but fear this may have been a female and left a nest behind. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Have a good day. Regards, Sean
David, I have been trying to catch an adult raccoon for about two weeks now, no luck. The traps have been sprung but no raccoon. I have seen him and he is probably 20-30 pounds. What size a trap do I need. I am thinking that he is stretching to get the bait and the trap door is hitting him on the back side and not latching, since I had the same results with a 2' and 3' trap. Any information would be helpful since I have never tried to catch a raccoon before. Thanks. Rick
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