for the last four or five nights I, my husband and local kid have been trying to trap the raccoons that have invaded my chicken feed. I secured my feed so that they couldn't get it, but I worried about my girls being next. So we started trapping. The first night the traps were empty but thrown into the woods hmmmm so there is something out there. The next night I used a motorcycle tie down to keep them from moving or tossing the trap. Got one! the other looked like the bait was taken from the side. hmmmm So we cover the side of the trap with a box and got another one. I know we have more and they are cute little buggers but we have to keep the population down. My neighbor's son is a wildlife guru he says we have some bobcats. So that's good. The raccoons will set loose on property that they hunt and train coon dogs. So he will have a fifty/fifty chance. That all I can do for them.. We had some clearing done by a neighbor that's probably what displaced these guys. Trap is set we will see in the morning! wish me luck!