Porcupine wire is preventive, not murderous, as far as I can tell. I can understand that choice.

Could your same friend who was followed by Mr. Raccoon bring more sardines and wave them around the hole, thus luring the raccoon out if he's in? Then you could know that he's gone before you put up the wire.

I am willing to assist.
Originally Posted by claudine19

the friend back to Chicago and I have no more sardines. booo. he was going to reset the trap but I figured it may be pointless. The 'coon is smarter than the trap.

We thought about getting him down, but had to no way to secure things that quickly.

I think i have to go with the porcupine wire. it's the only thing I can come up with to stop him from climbing up the downspouts but I'm worried about getting him trapped on the roof. If i put it up while he's in there, how will he get down? Will he jump? the lower level of my house is one story at the edge.

If you have any more ideas, I am more than willing to listen. Please keep in mind that I fear both raccoons and heights
Originally Posted by scrills
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