Okay, enough is enough! We've now captured & removed 2 raccoons at the house (I say "we" in the general sense, as I have had no hand in this, my strengths do not lie in hunting lol).
Now it appears there is at least one more.
Seriously, enough!! Out, coons!
I'm beginning to wonder if they are still getting in somewhere, or if they have all been in there the whole time.
I am now freaking out a bit, because let me tell you they have caused a lot of damage inside the walls. They have torn out insulation, chewed through wires, and of course peed & pooped all over in the insulation. I'm afraid to say, but I think we may be tearing out entire walls of drywall just to rip out all the insulation & remove it. Yikes! shudder...
Thankfully, we've been able to hire a neighbor to help my husband fix all the plumbing. If we had been required to use an official plumber (which the bank was going to require us to do), we would be getting short on money by now, there were so many pipes ruptured. They're still working on the plumbing.
I really don't know if we'll be able to make our estimated move-in date of March 1, which will throw off other people's schedule as well, unfortunately (my in-laws are going to be renting our current home until it sells, then they'll move out to the mobile home at the farm once that is rehabbed).
The dogs we had planned on getting to protect the farm will sure have their fill of coon chasing for a while...