CASTLE ROCK, Colo. — A family in Castle Rock is sleeping soundly again after some uninvited guests took up residence in their attic for several days.
Amanda Caveny and her husband could hear scratching and movement in their attic, but couldn't figure out what was up there or how it got in.
So this weekend they set out a trap and caught a huge raccoon. But the scratching and cooing didn't stop.
At that point, they stripped out some of the siding and plywood on their porch overhang and screwed a baby monitor into the rafters.
After several hours of monitoring, they discovered there were three baby raccoons still in the attic.
They finally got the babies to drop down into some cardboard boxes. The adult raccoon was released into the wild. The babies were taken to a vet clinic in metro Denver.
Pest, rodent and vermin control experts say this is the time of year many raccoons are trying to find a safe space to give birth. Openings in your house provide the perfect place for them to squeeze in and make themselves at home in attics and crawl spaces.