This has been one hell of a day .. are we allowed to say hell on here ? ..
The chattering I was so frantic about this morning , because in itself it sounded so frantic .. it just struck my heart so deeply .. YES ! I want the raccoon(s) out of the house but I don't want THEM to suffer .. just leave PLEASE.
Well this is what has happened .. Mrs. FB Raccoon had a couple of babies in the attic which shocked us all .. including the pro who has worked in this capacity for 18 years.
He had been in the attic a few times .. no indication of even one raccoon living there by way of any dirty habits .. no pooh or smell .. THANK the fates ! .. and certainly no indication of BABIES.
BUT .. this is what happened .. the one way spring loaded door did work .. but it snapped into place after MOMMY raccoon brought one baby out .. "mini me" FB Raccoon (a runt of the litter from what Pro-man could see with his extended mirror) was left behind and of course beside him/herself .. THUS the frantic chatter that has had me crying most of the day (I don't usually cry like this .. I'm an army wife .. tough as boots) .. not knowing what the situation was until Pro-Man got here and cased the whole attic out .. could not reach baby though, but at least identified the poor little bugger.
So .. trap door off .. free access for mommy to come back and get her baby .. please, please come back mommy .. baby may even pluck up the courage to come out on his own and we are so hoping mom will be near to grab him/her in her arms and take baby to new home where sibling is.
I feel so drained .. poor hubby has been working so hard with Pro-Man , as Pr0-Man has been working hard too .. we all just want a happy ending to this whole unbelievable raccoon saga with no casualties ..
No pictures of raccoon .. I know it would have been great .. but I have the picture of the ingenious wooden box Pro-Man made to set this in motion .. but heaven knows we did NOT any of us have a clue this was the situation ..
I have to go flop on my bed again .. huge headache swollen eyes .. again with 'Night of the Living Dead" look ............ good thing I'm not too vain ? LOL
Fingers crossed tonight is the night Mrs. FB Raccoon gets Mini Me FB Raccoon ?