4 nights in a row my wife and I were awakened by loud noises on the roof. 4:30 am one night (morning) I ventured outside "to see what was the matter" only to find a racoon peering at me, then dodged snowballs as I wooped and hollered.
The next day I called Bill - he showed up at our house within 24 hours with live traps in hand. A very nice guy, very friendly and knowledgeable. He toured our property, looking for more details about the beast, then advised that it was best to set a trap to catch the animal when the weather got warmer. It was possible that he animal had made a home in our chimney as some bricks had been torn off.
Last night we awoke to the trap catching the vermin. Bill showed up about an hour ago to remove the culprit - he's now on route to bring the 40lb oldboy to a vacation spot in Emily Park.
We'll keep in touch with Bill - it's possible this was a visiting suitor for a female asleep in our house. We'll let you know how Bill helps us get more sleep.