Wm and ratsnatcher...nothing to criticize, all trial and error for many, and this site only benefits from others comments. What works for some may or may not work for others. I typically bed or conceal (water) traps for coon, but have on occasion, when I've run out of bait, used foil on a pan. Raccoon are inquisitive by nature, and if a trap can be submerged in shallow water, bedded with only a shiny pan exposed, it can pick up an occasional coon.