This time every year the raccoons come to play on my arbor and eat the all the grapes. I have to take the bird feeder in at night or they somehow get it off the hook and to the ground then forage on the seed. So besides the grapes there has not been anything to eat however I am not sure if they are picking off any goldfish as it is hard to see them with all the lilies and hyacinths in the pond. So last night around 4am I hear them on the arbor, too tired to get up and scare them off I go back to sleep to wake up to a patio full of half eaten grapes, what a mess! Then around 8am I see this what I thought to be a cat walking around some bushes then I realize it is a baby raccoon. I go about my business and come back out later to see him eating corn out of the squirrel feeder, so I go outside to scare him off only he doesn't scare. I get a broom stick and try to prod him off the feeder and he climbs up to the top of the arbor, so I get a squirt bottle and squirt him in the face, he is still unfazed. I go inside and let him come back down then go outside again this time armed with my pond net, stick and squirt bottle, I use the net to try and keep him from climbing to the top of the arbor but he has some really strong claws and manages to still climb to the top, then I get the stick again and poke him finally he starts to move but only to the other side of the arbor and now he sits watching me. I really don't want to shoot him but if he doesn't leave soon he will be meeting his maker. I can't have him setting up home. I think his family left him last night, hopefully they come for him.