A couple weeks ago "an animal" attacked my chicken. I have one new hen in the front who is in quarantine. The "animal" tried very hard to get into her cage setup. It almost made it. There were feathers EVERYWHERE! We have noticed that her uneaten chicken food is no longer there in the am. SO... I set this trap up last night (and partially got stuck when I was putting the "bait" in) lol. My BF had to come save me. Anyhow - The bait consisted of: Three small slices of watermelon, a smear of peanut butter and a sprinkling of chicken crumbles. And in the morning: We actually checked the trap around midnight and a critter had pulled some of the food out through the side. DOH! We thought it was smarter than us and wasn't going to get caught. Well it did! The odd thing: The food was on a paper plate. When we checked on the trap - the paper plate was gone. There was just a very small tear from it remaining. It ate the plate, too??? It didn't eat the melon rinds. I guess the plate was tastier? Odd.