Okay here's the scenario. I have to check out the control board on a horizontal furnace in a 2.5 - 3 foot high crawl space. The furnace is not facing the door. No Light. To reach the the furnace you have to crawl under the supply trunk. As I start to worm my way under the duct I hear a wierd noise in front of me. Now I'm half way under the duct and can barely move but I reach for my sorry light and when I shine it ahead of me all I see are 2 red eyes. Not a dog or cat but a PO'd racoon. Now I can barely move but I manage to get outta there as swift as possible.
In the past year I've come across rats, squirrels, long snake skins, and now a racoon. What I want to know is what do you guys think is a good protection piece? I've thought of a mag light but I really don't want to carry that around just to wallop some creature over the head with it. And the batteries are too expensive to use. I don't think a pellot gun would stop that racoon if he came for me.