It’s that time of year again if you are hearing noises in your attic or bedroom walls you might have a raccoon living with you. You’ve probably had them there all winter. Now that the female is getting close she’s getting grumpy, actually down right miserable. Like any other pregnant female she’s blaming the male. lol
You’ll know when she’s ready to have them as she will kick out the male. I usually sounds like two dogs going at it, as the man doesn’t want to spend the night outdoors. Never mind find a new location. He will probably spend a couple of days just hanging out on the roof. Till one of your acquaintances I’ll say hey Joe you know you got a raccoon on your roof?
If by chance the male raccoon does wander off. You’ll then think all is well it’ll be quiet for about a week.
Yeah right, lol!
The female raccoon is just getting started.
Following the raccoon babies are born the shout but they’re too small for you to hear them. Following a week mommy raccoon is tired and wants to get food, when she goes out they scream and cry till she comes back. At two weeks they are now old enough that you listen to them anywhere in the house. If you can hear them imagine what mommy raccoon is going through. The baby raccoons are driving her mad. So she will leave and they’ll scream and cry louder and louder and louder. The only one need to put up with all the raccoon babies crying is you. You will find no sleep as raccoons are night animals so they will cry and scream all night long while mommy raccoon is gone, and they will do it directly above your head. As by now she’s ripped up the majority of the insulation in your loft for her nesting place the insulation that she’s ‘e ripped up has been trampled to nothing or used as a toilet.
From three weeks to 2 months they’ll play alllllll night they will run and fight like three year old children and pee and poop all over the place. You entire upstairs if it’s not already will STINK.
After 2 1/2 to 3 weeks the baby raccoons will be drifting out with mom raccoon. Where they now become a physical threat since they’re raccoon babies looking all cute, furry and cuddly, making your young ones want to attempt and pick them up. As the babies raccoons aren’t like mommy with her built in time clock where she only comes out at night. Put that together with the baby being scared they’ll attack.