Raccoon ‘Evicted’ from Arlington Chimney

by ARLnow.com December 14, 2012 at 1:30 pm 4,362 17 Comments

Christmas has been saved for one Arlington household, after a raccoon tried to block Santa’s impending arrival.

As the video above shows, the Humane Society was recently called to a home to help “evict” the raccoon from the chimney. Said Humane Society of the United States spokeswoman Kaitlin Sanderson:

“As stockings are being hung, trees decorated and children anxiously await the arrival of Santa Claus, one home owner in Arlington needed help making sure Santa could deliver presents Christmas morning. The Humane Society of the United States’ Humane Wildlife Services was called to help an Arlington family with ‘Raccoon Claus,’ a little raccoon who decided to turn Santa’s entry-way into his home for the winter.”

  • novasteve

    Reminds me of the Raccoon through the skylight story.

  • novasteve

    3800 block 9th St. S.

    A man called animal control at 12:15 am to report a raccoon in his bedroom. The man had been sleeping when the screen to his skylight fell. When he was replacing the screen he saw the raccoon and quickly left the room. The animal control officer caught the animal and released it outside.

  • Sanderstein

    I wonder if Ms. Sanderson noticed the menorah in the family’s living room

    • Rob42

      wait, what?

  • esmith69

    With no cap on top of their flue, I can’t say I’m surprised. “There’s your problem right there”

  • drax

    Next thing you know they’ll be banning these creatures from restaurants.

  • Deadite

    How long until we erect a $30 million racoon shelter in Courthouse?

  • MissKittenCat

    1100 block S. Wakefield St.

    A mother and her two children were visiting an apartment when they came upon a young raccoon curled up sleeping in the hallway. An animal control officer found the still sleeping raccoon on the second floor on a doormat. The officer thought the raccoon had entered the building through the front door which was not secured. The animal was removed and released into the wild when it was determined it had no injuries.

  • Quackers


    Run free, little fatty!

    • Ren

      Right on! – That dude was chunky…

  • Christopher K Ringle

    Did you see that little face?

  • fedworker

    Isn’t that Tard the Grumpy Cat?

  • Old Yeller

    Dang, he’s wearing a mask

    • Rocky

      He has a better disguise than most of the bank robbers do here in Arlington….but I think that it might be Rocky Jr. …….

  • Tabby_TwoTone

    Raccoons are the cutest scavengers ever.

  • johnny b

    Shoulda made a hat…..the cutest hat ever.

  • Rick

    That raccoon has been busy as he is now over by my house!


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