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Raccoons in the house - true story! Any unwanted visitors in your facility?

Sue_CSue_C NADaily Operations Certified, Advanced Operations Certified, Administrator Certified ✭✭✭✭✭
So my neighbor gets regular visits from a raccoon if she forgets to close her cat door at night. I know, yikes! But with all the nooks and crannies, propped doors, and careless customers, have you ever been surprised by an unwanted creature?

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  • DerekBrettDerekBrett ORRegistered User ✭✭✭
    found a bat once! no idea where it came from
  • Sue_CSue_C NADaily Operations Certified, Advanced Operations Certified, Administrator Certified ✭✭✭✭✭
    If bats like attics, they may just like a storage unit too...
  • OrkoceanOrkocean CARegistered User, Daily Operations Certified, Advanced Operations Certified, Administrator Certified, myHub Certified ✭✭✭✭✭

    When we ran a facility close to the beach in Florida I had the joy of reporting to my boss "I've got crabs!", then after his *uhhhhh* response I sent him a nice picture of a couple small crabs scooting across the floor in our climate hallway.

  • RonRon CARegistered User ✭✭✭
    We had a baby skunk sleeping in our hallway next to the hallway roll up door. It took us a while to motivate it to leave :)
  • Sue_CSue_C NADaily Operations Certified, Advanced Operations Certified, Administrator Certified ✭✭✭✭✭
    Baby skunks are so cute! But only when they are outdoors...
  • RonRon CARegistered User ✭✭✭
    Baby skunks are so cute! But only when they are outdoors...
    It was really cute. I will try to find a picture. It was fun trying to get it out of the hallway without startling it.
  • Sue_CSue_C NADaily Operations Certified, Advanced Operations Certified, Administrator Certified ✭✭✭✭✭
    Thanks for being careful with the little critter :)
  • ACSSMerrimacACSSMerrimac VARegistered User
    Had a retired Dentist move out of the climate control one day.  Went back to check on him (he's up in years) and he had already left.  Lock was removed and door closed.  I opened the door and there was a LARGE black cat sitting there with its back arched and snarling like I was going to be its next meal. I jumped and after several skipped heart beats I noticed it was a Halloween prop.  I called the dentist and told him I found his cat he left.  He thought that was the funniest thing he had done in years.  Told me to keep it and I could have fun with someone later down the road.  :wink:
  • Sue_CSue_C NADaily Operations Certified, Advanced Operations Certified, Administrator Certified ✭✭✭✭✭

    Those raccoons are pretty smart, at least this one turned off the TV :)

  • JamesStorageJamesStorage MORegistered User ✭✭✭
    Had a snake in the office bathroom once. That was a fun day...
  • SanSabaSongbirdSanSabaSongbird NCRegistered User
    Raccoons are easy to get rid of.  A can of cat food and a wire cage trap and you will catch a raccoon every day.  I know.  I did it.  Birds are hard to get rid of.  Any suggestions?
  • i43storagei43storage WIRegistered User, Daily Operations Certified, Advanced Operations Certified, Administrator Certified, myHub Certified ✭✭✭✭✭
    Raccoons are easy to get rid of.  A can of cat food and a wire cage trap and you will catch a raccoon every day.  I know.  I did it.  Birds are hard to get rid of.  Any suggestions?
    Get a cat.
    Jean Marie
    I-43 Storage
  • janiceDjaniceD WARegistered User
    had a salamander once in our hallway... scared the bejeesuz outta me.. had no idea what it was! thought it was a poisonous lizard!! luckily one of my customers escorted him back outside!
  • StorageinasnappStorageinasnapp ARRegistered User ✭✭✭
    @i43storage I do believe @ACSSMerrimac had a "Cat" they could loan you :-)
  • ESSESS TXRegistered User, Daily Operations Certified, Advanced Operations Certified, Administrator Certified, myHub Certified ✭✭✭
    I have yet to see a raccoon on property yet. However, I know they are the ones stealing the bait out of our mouse bait boxes. I have seen snakes, spiders, lizards, etc. around the property tho. The last location I was at we had birds. Maintenance had to seal off the flashing in the unit doors and panels so they couldn't get in. They finally all left, mad lol. But sheesh, while they were there, there was quite a bit of purple splat everywhere yuk
    Angela Reyes
    www.rentess.com
  • jayjayjayjay TXRegistered User, Daily Operations Certified, Advanced Operations Certified ✭✭✭
    We currently have a FOXY family on property.  So far, Mom and 2 babies!  2 weeks ago had to move out a tenant because of a very hefty snake!
  • Drew_ScadooDrew_Scadoo OHRegistered User ✭✭✭
    One of our facilities has a family of geese (2) that we may or may not feed cookies too and give water too.....they have multiplied this year with babies and lots of them
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