Monday, November 2, 2009

Attack of the Killer Rockies!

Morris: We survived Halloween just fine, but NOW ... it sounds like raccoons (or "rockies" as our very silly Mom calls them) have invaded the attic again. We had them last winter, and they really messed up our A/C ducts. Which was terrible this summer, till we got them fixed again. Last winter, Mom bought some "large critter repellent" (allegedly essence de fox urine) online and popped that up in the attic, and it was all nice and quiet and peaceful (except for Uncle E, of course) again. So this time, she went to Home Depot and bought some stuff that's really pepper-y and put it in the attic again. It was noisy for a bit this afternoon, but now it's quiet again. Thing is, she fixed the way the rockies got in this summer ... and we don't know HOW they got in again. Keep your fingers crossed that she can figure it out and fix it this time too! We know that sometimes rockies come up for the cat food Mom leaves out for Miss D and Smokey (Mom: a pair of feral cats I feed), and when they do, she quits leaving any food out at night. But the darn things got in again!!! Mom, quit putting food in the attic! (Mom: Morris! I'm not THAT silly!) Or ... Mom, could it be GHOSTS up there????? 

47 comments:

  1. Yikes!! We have mice in our attic and a squirrel once but never any of those creatures. They have climbed on our lower roof and pooped but never made it inside. They must be smaller than the ones here as ours are big and round and would need a hole the size of a window to get inside.

    Good luck to your Mom, hope that pepper stuff works!

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  2. Mom: There are small (baby?) raccoons around here; I don't think the adults could get in -- you're right! So far, after all the noise of them escaping (I HOPE they were escaping), nothing! :)

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  3. We hope they will leave. Our grandbean has a squirrel in the attic and it makes lots of noise.
    ~ Maggie Mae

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  4. OMC! Momma say dem raccoons are not nice wif long claws den ours even! Hopes your momma finds a way to keeps em out.

    Purrrrrrrrrrrs

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