Well, i did it. i trapped one this morning. Looked at it long and hard, and decided i would prefer not to kill it. So i took it for a nice long drive, across several major intersections, and let it loose amongst some tall trees. i can't imagine it could find it's way back here. A little later in the day, while my family and i were putting a veggie garden in the back, another persistent squirrel kept hippity hopping across the top of the house over to the coops. i would go to chase it away and that would work for about ten seconds. So i set the trap again and caught that one immediately. i took him to a nice little church, nestled in the trees about a mile away. So, i guess we'll see how this goes. i am hoping that if i just catch all the ones that have learned to get into the coops, the others may be content to live off the natural bounty of the neighborhood. Maybe that will give me a couple minutes spare time so i can actually work on the coops and pens.