When I last wrote, L and the racoons has made peace via some wire over the holes that the racoons had been using to get into the house. It has become obvious that she had been feeding them for a very long time and just didn't know it as they came and went as they pleased. L just thought her 2 cats ate a LOT of cat food. A couple of nights ago L decided to leave a door to the screened in porch open as she used to do pre-raccoon saga. She heard a noise in the night and got up and saw a tail sticking out of the large can she uses to store the cat food. She promptly put the lid on the can and put something heavy on top and called her grandson (my age) to come get the raccoon. He said "Granny, it's 3am" to which she replied that no, it was 5am and to get over there (15 min drive). So, he shows up and takes the lid off to give the 3(?) racoons inside some air, tapes it so they can't get out and off the (now 3) racoons go to the country. Being soft-hearted but practical, neither Mom or I have inquired into their fate. So, the next night she hears more noise, and it turns out that at least one more raccoon has pushed out the wire screen over the hole and in again chowing down. She chased it and saw how it got out, so now the large trap has again been baited and set. I'm thinking I'll be hearing raccoon stories (and sharing them here) into the fall. Did I mention that L is late 80's or early 90's in age?