OK, we've known for a while something has been prowling around at night, my husband saw a racoon a few nights ago - but tonight was the kicker - 5 racoons in my apple tree. I don't want to KILL them, so far they're only after the apples, and only visit after dark once the chickens are closed in for the night. A friend has offered the use of his live trap, or his dog (which will kill the racoons) I don't know what to do, I'll probably go with the live trap - and move em one at a time. The guy said to take them over the river and they won't come back (he lives on the other side of the river - I said THANKS now I know where these came from!!!) Any suggestions tips etc?