I bought the double door animal trap from Ace Hardware in The Woodlands, Texas on Saturday because something had been digging up areas in my yard around flowers and pooping in my yard. I didn't have a chance to use it until last night (Sunday). Set it up with cat food inside at about 8:30 p.m. By 10:00 p.m. we had a raccoon inside.
I covered the animal trap with a black very large trash bag and took it to a heavily wooded park on Monday morning to release about 10 miles away. I do think putting the black plastic cover over the trap had a calming effect on the raccoon.
Hope it does not return. However, I'm sure there are brothers and/or sisters and cousins hanging around, so we will try to capture them next so my yard won't be dug up any more.
Reviewer: Barbara - via Amazon.com
This is an updated version of the trap. It is much better, easier to use, and it does function as the mfg says it will.