My wife has a couple of bird feeders in the back yard. Two of them hang from poles, and she had a problem with raccons pulling them down (see this post). She ended up attaching one of them at an angle to the railing of a deck, so that it was out of the coons' reach. This morning it was on the ground, which I can only conclude means that a coon managed to get far enough out on the pole that his weight brought it down. Apparently it was a big night in the raccoon world, because when I picked up the morning paper I saw these pictures (the link is to a pdf). You can almost hear the one on the lower right yelling "Woo-hoo!!"