May 28, 2010

Racoon Tail

Racoons...what would they be doing in our fireplace flue??

Who'd even believe this story if there wasn't picture evidence?!
We found a racoon mom and her 6 babies living in our fireplace this month.
This is our boys and neighbor girls and their parents scared the racoons will run right up and give them a fight.  lol... 

We had to trick the mom into our live trap outside on the roof so we could get the babies safely..
Hubby had to use our eye cam on a stick to see up into the place they were hiding to try to reach them...
it was quite the fight to get them out!
We could see them but not easily reach to them...

look at the 1 sticking his pink tongue out at na na na can't catch me...

Don't be concerned...we got them safely to a natural reserve near our neighborhood and raced back to the top of our 2 story fireplace to cap it back off so she could NOT get back in again. 

this lil guy loved the accomadations at our place and wanted to come back with us...
We had to set him back into the area with his siblings and race home to...

make sure she didn't mistake our 2 story brick fireplace tower for a dead hollowed out tree. 

Happy Pink Saturday with Beverly at
How Sweet the Sound

xox, DeniseMarie


  1. Oh my gosh! They are so cute, but I've heard they're fierce! I'm so glad the you got them out safely and your brave hubby kept all his fingers!

  2. Wow - that is quite a story! I'm glad you got them all out and back outside where they belong. I can't even imagine. LOL

  3. Oh no, but I'm so glad you got them out and back in nature!

  4. Oh...nature! Glad you got them out. What a great blogging story though.

  5. Denise they sure make their home in the most unusual places! Certainly an inconvenience to us humans! I have many a memory of rescuing racoons from unwanted places!
    So happy to see that you removed them all humainly..thank you from a nature loveing gal!

  6. The raccoons are cute, but I must tell you, if I found them in my fireplace, I would have freaked out!

  7. LOL, great pics. They can be a bit aggressive when grown. Cute babies though.

    Happy Pink Saturday!

  8. Denise.......LOL with your sense of makes sense a family of raccoons felt free to move in......LOL

  9. OH MY OH MY OH MY, that is just unbelievable! How brave you are!!!

    I would just have run screaming in a circle.

    THe one baby with the stuck-out tongue: TOO ADORABLE!!

  10. HPS!!

    What a story!! It reminded me of a scene with John Candy in the GREAT OUTDOORS!!


  11. Happy Pink Saturday on Sunday!! I love your pics. Hope to see you at my blog sometime!! XX

  12. Happy Pink Saturday, Denise. We've been pinking together for going on a year now. Thank you for everything you do to make Pink Saturday special.

    Whoa! They do look cute, but I know you are very happy that they are gone.


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