Raccoons invade vacant Brownsburg home
Neighbors fear encounters for children, pets
Last Updated: 110 days ago
BROWNSBURG, Ind. - Brownsburg residents are concerned about a family of raccoons that have invaded a vacant house, and neighbors want those in charge of the property to intervene.
Nearby neighbors are concerned about raccoon confrontations with children and small pets.
The vacant house is located in the 2000 block of North Grant Street. One neighbor who lives two homes away said the ordeal of the lurking raccoons was terrifying.
“One was so big, they said it looked like someone crawling up the driveway," neighbor Julie Barnes said.
Chet Linson, his wife Kristi and their 4-year-old daughter live next door to the vacant house. Linson described one raccoon that waltzed up his driveway.
"She was big. She was probably between a big house cat and a beagle. She was a big raccoon," Linson said.
The Town of Brownsburg checked on the situation and said there were no ordinance violations.
First Brothers Mortgage and Service Company is now responsible for the property. The company even had a sign on its window asking people to report any problems or concerns.
RTV6 called Five Brothers about the situation and a spokeswoman said they will dispatch a local contractor to trap or remove any animals that may be there within 24 to 48 hours.
The company said they would contact RTV6 when the raccoon removal was complete.
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