Here is a good instructional video for someone looking to trap a raccoon using a cage trap. This raccoon we caught was living in our attic of our utility house. He was coming down the stairs and eating our cat food. I feel like he must have been doing it for some time since our cat was lying next to the trap when we found him.
We recommend trapping any raccoon that stays around your home and relocating him. Raccoons can carry rabies and be very aggressive toward people and their pets. The trap we used was a Duke Heavy Duty Cage Trap. We baited the trap with our Coon Catcher Lure and placed the lure on a stick of wood behind the trap pan.
After 2 nights we caught our raccoon. We then relocated him to a pasture with a stream. When releasing the raccoon we used the release feature on the Duke Heavy Duty Trap. All you have to do is roll the trap over and the door automatically comes open. This way you do not have to get your hands close to the door and risk being clawed by the animal.
Here is a full length video of the entire process. Hope you enjoy.