It is the time of year again if you are hearing noises in your attic or bedroom walls you could have a raccoon living with you. You’ve probably had them there all winter. Now that the female is getting close she is getting grumpy, down right miserable. Like any other pregnant female she is blaming the male. lol
You’ll know when she is ready to have them as she will kick the male out. I usually sounds like two dogs going at it, as the male doesn’t need to spend the night outside. Never mind find a new location. He’ll probably spend a couple of days just hanging out on the roof. Till one of your neighbours I’ll say hey Joe you know you got a raccoon in your roof?
If by chance the man raccoon does wander off. You’ll then presume all is well it is going to be silent for about a week.
Yeah right, lol!
The female raccoon is simply getting started.
After the raccoon babies are born the shout but they are too small for you to hear them. After a week mommy raccoon is exhausted and needs to get food, when she moves out they scream and cry till she comes back. At two weeks they’re now old enough for you to hear them anywhere in the house. If you can hear them imagine what mommy raccoon is going through. So she will leave and they will scream and shout and louder and louder. The only one need to put up with the raccoon babies crying is you. You will find no sleep as raccoons are night animals so that they will shout and scream all night long while mommy raccoon is gone, and they will do it right above your head. As by now she’s ripped up most of the insulation in your loft for her nesting area the insulation that she has ‘e ripped up has been trampled to nothing or used as a bathroom.
From three weeks to two months they will play alllllll night they will run and fight just like three year old kids and feces and urine all over the place. You entire upstairs if it’s not already will STINK.
I MEAN STINK – DIRTY DOG/DEAD RANK FISH/TRASH ALL ROLLED INTO ONE!!!!!!
After 2 1/2 to 3 months the baby raccoons will be wandering out with mom raccoon. Where they now become a physical threat because they are 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 mother with her built in time clock where she just comes out at night. Raccoons are rabies carriers, they have very sharp teeth and claws. Put that together with the baby being scared they’ll attack.