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On the Sofa, Daily Edition

July 9th, 2008 · 1 Comment

“I live in Carroll Gardens and my landlord advised about 2 weeks ago that a Raccoon was spotted on our fire escape and to watch our windows. Well last weekend it paid me a visit and broke though the screen and entered my apartment going after my birdcage and frightening one of my birds to death. I managed to scare it off momentarily, it jumped back out of the hole it made in my screen. Once I closed the window it came right back and looked in again (similar to the picture in the article in the NY Times ) , and have had to keep my window locked ever since. The ASPCA wont do anything unless the animal is there at the moment you call so it looks like we will all have to just get used to them like we do with squirrels and pigeons.”–Brooklinks: Tuesday Rough Day Edition

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  • 1 p // Jul 9, 2008 at 8:00 am

    We had a raccoon growing up who used to live in our attic. No matter how many times we’d fill a hole he’d be back somehow. Solution finally was putting a small radio in the attic turning it to a talk station and keeping it on to a level we never heard it but scared the raccoon away.

    seems simple, but raccoons are very afraid of humans and the sounds of voices will deter them from choosing your house.

    Might want to get a pest control person to trap it. maybe ask the neighbors if they are having the same issue and split the cost?