We built our combined coop/run (we live in a warm climate, so its really like an enclosed aviary- the front 2 feet is hardware cloth, the last three feet is enclosed) on concrete pavers, which I thought would be secure but then someone told me that a digging raccoon can push the pavers up easily. So now I want to put a hardware cloth apron down, but I don't know how to secure the hardware cloth. We don't really want to secure it to the front of the coop base, as it won't look very good and where we built it is in a place where we will see it all the time. We are planning on burying the hardware cloth about 2" - 3" down as we have a lot of tree roots and can't really go a lot deeper that that. My husband suggested connecting it to a pressure treated piece of wood that would run the length of the pavers all the way around - once its buried it would be hard for the raccoon to pull it away from the where it meets the pavers - it would almost frame the pavers. What do you think? Any other ideas?