On the beach. Iceland. 2018.
The raccoons have officially left the chimney. We stopped hearing anything the day after our Critter Control person dangled the "coyote cloth" down the chimney. The mom hissed at it's arrival and there was a lot of chattering from the kits but later that night things quieted down. By the next evening everything was silent.
A technician came by earlier today to confirm and spent a lot of time making sure that nobody got left behind. Once he was certain he called in the exclusion expert who applied thick screens and other barriers to the top of the chimney. He also did a couple of 360s around the house to look for any other weak spots.
We are now sealed up and ready to resume life in a more relaxed fashion. Apparently, no raccoons were harmed in the process but they were inconvenienced and are probably paying high rent in their new digs.
While I liked all the people that Critter Control sent by I hope not to have to see them in their "official" capacity in the future.
Just thought it was important to loop back on this topic and provide some closure for those who were tracking the progress of my encounters with wildlife.
Thanks for your interest.