We recently live-trapped a pesky raccoon that was becoming an expert birdseed thief. The guy who loaned me the trap warned me that the raccoon would destroy the grass or whatever was under the trap. So we put old rugs under it. It took me a half hour to remove the urine-soaked shreds of the rug remainders from the cage.
I just noticed that the how-to website suggests that “the release site for these large animals should be over ten miles away.” Dang. I released this one by Ross’ house.