Quote Originally Posted by Swift View Post
Raccoons are just plain noisy. I hear them up on our roof or just around the yard at night, fighting with each other. Sounds a little like a cat fight, but distinctly different.

A woman I used to work with had a pair of skunks mating in her basement. She didn't make mention of the noise, but she said it smells just like you think it would.
My post was based on the several times I was awakened during the night with...something horrible...taking place beneath the floorboards. In that half awake/half asleep state I knew the culprits had to be raccoons, but the dread that they might be skunks was usually enough to keep me from banging on the floor to scare them away. Better safe than sprayed!