We have a raccoon that's been getting into our garden so we set the live trap and caught it last night. Now I don't know what to do with it!! The plan was obviously to kill it, but I've read that when you kill a raccoon another will come in it's place. We've had our chickens since April and have not had a problem with the raccoons bothering them, so I am worried that if we kill this one another meaner one might come around that will go after the chickens. Our coop is really secure IMO, but once in awhile (after free-ranging) 1-2 of our chickens will stay out all night and so far they have always come back in the morning. On the other hand what if this raccoon would go after my chickens and just hasn't found them yet, if I release it it will probably know not to go in the trap again. I'm trying to justify letting it go because I hate the thought of killing anything, but when I think about the damage he's done to my garden shooting it sounds tempting.