Just got off the phone with my sister in law-she read where I was having coon problems. She said last summer she and my nephew were trapping them in her yard (eating her birdfood and she has chickens) and letting them out several miles away. She kept telling him it was the same coon and he said "no way". So, she spray painted an orange spot on his back that night when they caught him and took him almost 10 miles away. He was back that week!!!!! I guess they can have a ten mile range they will travel. Another good reason for me to get rid of them altogether--just thought I would pass this along as I found it very interesting.