Raccoons are an overwhelming force that can strike with both shock & awe.My moneys on the raccoons, thugs can’t shoot. Probably because they hold their hi-points sideways
Invading attics is their specialty, but undermining a deck is child's play. Tipping garbage cans and spreading trash is just a diversionary tactic to invite the neighborhood hood rats to the party. Thugs shoot each other and random innocents.
Even the dumb raccoons are smarter than the average thug