I have been having racoon issues for a few weeks on and off now. It has gotten a RIR pullet, ripped up a duck pretty bad, fought a momma hen that strayed too far from the coop and took her 3 babies It comes almost nightly and gets into the garbage (there is now no more garbage outside as of yesterday) last night it was munching on my flock block Im pretty sure (will not be leaving it outside again!) and is just plain annoying. All along I have been setting a humane trap to try and catch it and dispose of it. It has gotten into the trap numerous times and eaten the bait without springing the trap, at first I though that trap was broken but I have tested it not to mention the numerous cats and chickens I have caught! Now to top it off that stupid racoon got into the trap last night, took a crap sprung the trap and still didnt get caught!!! Didnt even eat the bait! Its like its mocking me! I am at my wits end with this stupid thing! I am seriously debating getting rid of all my animals! I have to go take care of a 18 stall horse barn everynight fron 7-9 or a little later and there is no one to shut the animals in and thats when it strikes So I was wondering if there is a better way to use the trap then throwing a few eggs in the back and leaving it cuz that is obviously not working. What do you use to bait your traps? Do you have any special ways of using it that have been more effective? Thanks all for any imput!