I was working on my overhead garage door. The weather got bad, so I
had to leave it open for a few days. I just repaired the door and
found 2 large coons inside. I shut the overhead door, but have the
walk in door open about a foot. The thing is how do I coax them to
come out? Are they most likely to come out at night or the daytime?
I know they will need feed and water so at some point they must come
out. Actually they knocked over a box of hardware that I had by the
overhead door when the door was closed, so thats how I discovered
them. When I went inside they ran behind a pile of lumber in there.
Thats the problem, they can go behind that pile and hide, and I am not
about to move that whole pile.
A live trap comes to mind, but I dont have one. Shooting is not an
option. I dont want holes in the walls, or a bloody mess to clean up
indoors. I can probably get a live trap on Monday, but not till then.
I thought of putting some corn outside the door, but that dont mean
they wont go back inside after eating it, and if I am around to shut
the door, they wont come out at all. One of them actually went in the
rafters while I was in there and was looking at me. If I had my rifle
handy, it would have been an easy shot, but holes in the roof are not
an option either.
This is on a farm.
Anyone got any ideas?