He then called one of the companies he found in the phone book. The guy came out looked in the attic and could not see the babies. It seems that once the mama raccoon realized we knew she had babies she decided to move them to an area that could not be seen from that particular opening. The guy did place a trap outside where we knew she was climbing to get onto the roof and then into the attic. As you can see we did get a coon......but
that's not the mama! This is a male coon. We decided to call another company (first guy not so good), they came out and cut a hole in the ceiling above our shower area (we had been hearing her in that location) and hoped to find the babies. Lo and behold, they were right next to the opening they cut. He removed them as you can see in the first picture and they were going to be taken to a wild animal resuce center. As you can imagine when mama came back that evening and she couldn't find those babies she ran all over the attic looking for them. I've never heard so much running around. The company that removed the babies throws coyote urine soaked cotton balls to make her think that the coyote got them. It sounds cruel for the mom to think that but there is no other way to get her out of the attic...they can't trap them in an attic. The end result is we think that the mama is gone because we haven't heard any noise at all. The company will come out and clean up the attic, replace insulation, repair the ceiling and cover any openings on the roof so this will not happen again (all covered under our insurance policy, thank goodness).