I am desperately trying to stop racoons, they have gotten 8 chickens and 4 guineas in the last 3 weeks.. I just read an older post where someone in a New Mexico city was taking their trapped animals "south on the Rio Grande" to release them. But wait, we live south on the Rio Grande. A .22 between the eyes is a good answer. Please don't bring them our way, please take care of the problem. I've got traps out and an armered chicken coup and all the guns at my doors make it look like there's a war. The saga continues.