Okay, I'm fed up and feeling like Wiley Coyote. A few weeks back I found a momma racoon made the miracle of life in my gheenoe. Animal control came out and made the miracle of varmit removal but the momma escaped. The b@#$%h keeps coming back and making my life miserable not to mention unclean for the family. I set out a humane trap and waited, and waited, finally one day I find the trap tripped and empty! I'm like WTF? The baits gone and the grass under it ripped up like something was in there. But it must have been a small animal right? Wrong, as I found out later! Yesterday I came home and there is my nemesis pacing back and forth in the trap. So now what? I have thought out what to do before, I can't shoot it obviously as much as I would like. A bang stick is not much safer, but I've considered it. My plan was to gas it with my trucks exhaust. As I was carrying the cage to the driveway the monster gets all crazy and manages to squirm it's way out of the trap door and hauls azz acrossed the street and out of sight. I'm sure it will return but I don't know if it will fall for the trap a third time especially after I tried to strangle it with the door and hit it with the cage as it ran away. So it might have a natural fear of wire cages now. My question is there any way I should feel bad about poisoning it? At this point I would have no problem with it so I need moral guidance on this issue. I would put the poison in the middle of my pond so stray cats won't get at it. I hate the thought of this thing crawling off and dying in whichever of the three vacant houses yards/sheds and stinking up the place but what the H. A friend suggested propping a bait filled bowl up in a concrete mixing trough with both filled with water and electrical leads attached so when it stands in the trough and reaches for the bait it gets electricuted. He has done this and it works. Once again, looking for moral guidance as I would kill this thing with a golf club at this point but want to be humane at the same time.