I built a home made trap and caught one raccoon with it. I built more because there was obviously more than one raccoon around when it was captured. There's a pair of raccoons that always travel together, I shot one about a week and a half ago in a disrupted attack on my chicken coop. Well, the other of the two, one with a very recognizable brown tinged coat, came out two nights back alone. My motion light went off on the edge of my house and I went to go check it out... there she was, watching my trap, looking at the bait through the hardware cloth I nailed to it. The raccoon tried to reach at it, then circled my trap and decided not to enter it. By then I had my rifle and shot it, finally ending that pair of raccoons reign of chaos. But what surprised me is the raccoons response to my trap. It seemed skeptical of it. Has anyone had experiences with raccoons learning what their trap is and then avoiding the trap? Should I cover it with branches and leaves or something? Thanks.