Rockaway is blessed with a good number of wild squirrels, opossums, etc. With the advent of cold weather, I am reminded of some past experiences which my friends and neighbors have had with four legged creatures. It seems as though some of these animals aspire to enjoy the warmth and/or food found indoors during the winter months.

A friend of mine found garbage cans inside his house turned over, and the food pantry ransacked. After much consternation and investigation, he found that the animal obtained entry through a crawl space window left open by the person who had turned off the water for the winter. Another friend had been bothered by noise in his attic late at night. It turned out to be a squirrel who had obtained entry through the small hole in the roof used for antenna wires. A small wire mesh closed the entry point.

Some animals have been known to sneak into homes through doors kept ajar to facilitate unloading of packages – especially in cold weather. Be vigilant, and close doors and crawl spaces. If you need a “trapper” to get rid of an unwelcome friend, then give me a call. I have a few fellows that I can recommend. The animals must be humanely released after capture. Call me. Love, Robin.

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