You'd be moonlighting, too, if you had three hungry kids with a delinquent father. So how about a handout? Raccoons will eat just about anything you put out for them, and a lot of things you don't! Keep a tight lid on when they raccoonoiter your premises unless you want your garbage recycled. And be careful - these backyard burglars will steal your heart. Why do raccoons like to wash their food? Wouldn't you, if you had to eat in the dark?