After catching 5 racoons, a possum, and a neighbor's cat, I thought that maybe we had the predator problem under control. I had the traps set for 3 nights with nothing touching the bait. Last night, I only set one trap - and I didn't even put new bait in it. It just had a half of a 3 day old peanut butter sandwich in it. Went out to let the chickens out this morning and there's ANOTHER racoon in the trap. We haven't had any losses in weeks due to a coop renovation. I have just been setting these traps for my own peace-of-mind. Does anyone else set traps every night? Should I just keep setting them until I don't get anything for a few weeks? Or do you think I'm encouraging them to come around by putting out food (in traps) every night? I'd like to hear some opinions on this. We've now caught 6 raccoons and a possum. (We took the neighbor's cat back to its home & haven't seen it since.) I knew about the possum. I guessed there might be a racoon or two... but this is getting crazy! Will it ever end?