Thursday, April 23, 2009

Critters in House--Oh My!

Well, there we were sitting in our dining room having dinner when we heard the loudest scratching and bumping ever.....and it was coming from the wall! So, we looked and listened but it didn't seem to bother the critter. We didn't find any thing but it prompted Murray to go out and look for a point of entry. Well, he found one between the foundation and the siding so he took the necessary action ..... it was not the easiest place to access as the picture shows but it had to be done. When he first tried to get under the area he couldn't quite fit so he had to dig out the area first and then while he was out of sight I took his picture (unbeknownst to him)! Anyway, he covered the hole and still that night we heard the scratching and thumping. It sounded like a large critter. Since we couldn't locate it, we just hoped that it would lose interest and go away. But, that was not to be. Several days later while he was working in his study he caught sight of something out of the corner of his eye outside the window at roof level. Sure enough, there was a critter. It was a very large raccoon staring back at him but pawing below to try to find the 2x4x92 inch board which had been leaning there earlier that day. Yep, Murray had moved it out of the way just in case and so we think the critter was already in the house and now had to find another way out and down.
As of that day which was Sunday night we have not heard any more scratching so we're hoping that's the end of it. Never a dull moment when you live in the rural burbs! Wouldn't have it any other way though. It didn't distract me from crocheting though.

1 comment:

VicJoRob said...

Wow! How did Lexe react? Did you cover the critter's exit point up above near the roof? This is scary but at least it was only a raccoon. I still shudder when I think of the rats that had invaded our rental property in Georgetown when I was in college. Glad to hear all are safe.