A simple way to build a raccoon trap is to have the following: a small crate, a sturdy stick about a half an inch wide by 8-12 inches tall, a piece of meat, and about 8 inches of string. Tie one end of the string around the meat and the other on the bottom end of the stick. Using the other end of the stick, prop the crate up by one end (making sure the crate is face down) and put the meat on the ground underneath towards the back. Once the creature grabs the meat, he’ll putt the crate down on top of him. Make sure its a sturdy crate so the animal can’t break free.