OK....young son has just been itching to get started. I finally said OK and he baited a DP with a marshmellow and some cherry flavoring. He put it on a rebar stake and tucked it in on a high bank next to a cow pasture. Took him today before school so he could check it. I stayed in the vehicle. Minutes later he came back and announced that the trap was "gone". Sure enough it was gone when I went back down with him. After a little scouting and following what little sign there was....the trap and COON were located......both wrapped around the second to bottom strand of an electric fence. Soft ground didn't hold the stake but that fence sure as you know what held the coon......me getting that thing free was an "enlightening" experience. Son is still laughing.