Raccoon Removal

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Raccoons are bandit-masked, adaptable omnivores, living about two or three years in the wild. They’ll eat almost anything and can live in a variety of habitats – from forests to prairies to cities.

In our cities, human and nuisance animal conflicts are commonplace. And a frightened suburban resident has called the Animal Extractors about a large, aggressive raccoon that’s made her den in the attic. The raccoon is growling and pacing upstairs, and the woman is worried it may attack her.

It’s a mother raccoon and she’s protecting four offspring. As a fiercely maternal species, mother raccoons may bite or scratch to ward off a potential predator, and the Animal Extractors are concerned about the risk of rabies. It’s imperative to remove the raccoons from the residence as safely and quickly as possible.

The Animal Extractor’s raccoon removal plan? Use the element of surprise and pop up quickly into the attack, identify where the babies are located, collect the young and lure the mother out of the attic and onto the roof. But will it work?

Find out what happens TONIGHT on Animal Extractors: Raccoon Attack at 7 PM et/pt on Nat Geo Wild!

Did you know that in 2009 a family of raccoons moved in the White House? And that Lewis and Clark observed the Northern raccoon in Missouri in 1804? Find out more cool #DidYouKnow facts by following @natgeowild on Twitter and check out this National Geographic photo gallery of raccoons.