Saturday, April 25, 2009

Me, My Mother And The Raccoon In The Attic

I had lunch with my mother last week and she mentioned a smell at my step-grandparent's house. A dead smell.
Seems there might be a dead animal in the attic. Mom thought it might be a raccoon.
"Has anyone been up to see what it is?" I asked, innocently.
"Oh, no." Mom replied.
"Don't you think someone should go up?" said I...setting my own trap.
"Well...we thought about sending Matty up..." she answered.
Matty is my 11 year old nephew.
So I'm sure you can see what happened next.
I went up in the attic.
The smell was in the far corner of the house from the attic access hole in the garage.
So up I went. Crawling across the attic on the joists...on my knees. Comfortable.
And there...in an inaccessible corner. Sure enough.
A. Big. Dead. Raccoon.
Good times.
I couldn't get to him...he was tucked in a corner just out of reach.
After some consultation with my step dad...who was conveniently at work.
We decided to cut him out.
I prepared myself.

But there are just some things you can't truly prepare for.

He was stuck. Really stuck.

After much pulling and trying not to vomit. I successfully removed the dead, stinky raccoon from the ceiling.

Then after I showered, my mom and I went and had a beer.

Okay, I had two.

10 comments:

Kimmy said...

I am really sorry that I had to work also.

MUD said...

Where was your Hazmat suit? I am glad you got that sucker out of there. MUD

Donna said...

O. M. G.

Cindy said...

Ditto OMG times 10, which equals the number of beers I would have had to have had to pull this one off - or out/down, whatever the case may have been. So glad to thought ahead to be sure to capture this Kodak moment!!

Kathy said...

You are a stud!

MUD said...

There needs to be some insulation added to the attic. It should cover the joists. MUD

Mz. Virginia said...

Jenn, you are a true hero. I would have passed out at the attic opening.
Mz. V says if someone had to do it, you are about the only one who could. But she says what you did with those long legs, she'll never know...

carrie said...

That is the most hilarious photo I have ever seen!!! YUCK!!!

Rebecca said...

I'm with Carrie..that is the funniest thing I have ever seen in my entire life.

MizzJackson said...

You rock, Jenn. Truly.