Just interrupted two raccoons beginning to tear open two bags of trash on the back porch. A flashlight was all it took to scare them off, but I suspect they’ll be back.
It would seem the ammonia-in-the-trash-bag trick has quit working.
Next go-round, a burst of Pepper Spray may be required.
UPDATE (only minutes later): Just cleared three of the bastards off the back porch with a shot of Pepper Spray through the slightly cracked-open porch door after the flashlight failed to impress them again.
The trio of vandals were last seen scurrying back into the storm drain across the street.
Me 1, Raccoons 0.