I contacted our animal control officer today to see if they would come out and set a trap to catch a racoon that is destroying my place. It has ripped my chicken run gate to shreds, chewed two holes through the privacy fence that I use on one side of my run, has turned over an broken at least 6 flower pots, ate all my tomatoes and has started on my grapes on and on and on. My coop is like Fort Knox (I hope) so I am not too worried about the hens. Anyway she told me that since April 1st she has trapped 100 racoons in my township. Now I live in St Louis County Missouri and my neighborhood still has a "rural" feel to it and we do have a lot of wildlife for a suburban area. We have mainly three acre lots etc. but I thought 100 racoons in basically 4 months was a lot. She only sets traps on those she gets complaints on. I have tried to trap him myself with everything from hotdogs, marshmellows, dry and wet cat food and no luck. He either is very smart or too big to fit into my hav-a-heart. Animal control has the ones that are big enough to trap coyotes so I am hoping this coon will fit into it or feel comfortable going into a big trap.