I'm actually currently trapping a non-predator, but I have no doubt that I'll need to trap some troublesome coons when my chickies end up outside, so... What do you do about a trap springer? I set a live trap for a 'chuck yesterday and this morning found it sprung with the bait missing (yeah, no comments on how dumb I was for leaving it overnight and risking skunks and coons when the 'chucks are quite happy to come out in daylight and play on my porch ). What do you veteran trappers do to handle this sort of thing? If his hiney's getting in the way of the door I don't know that there's much I can do (save get a bigger trap; the one I've borrowed is pretty big already.) But if it's what I think it is, and he got the bait out by rattling things around (springing the trap in the process) and pulling it out through the wire, I was thinking a little bit of something gooey on the bait to stick it to the pan and a little less of a hair trigger setup on the door might solve it. Thoughts? I want to know how to do this right for if I need to protect my birds from coons A chewed on porch is bad, but not as bad as a chewed on bird.