Sometimes they just tear up stuff for no apparent reason witnessed in my shed. Stack of Quickcrete bags ripped open. Might have been some tasty morsel (mouse?) between one of the sacks ? Don't know. I saw a can of barn paint roll out the door, thought I'd surprised a burglar. Well, he did have a mask. Sweet corn requires an electric fence or we get zero ears. Given a chance, they will drown a dog by climbing on the dog's head in water. Went one night with a hunter on his pontoon boat. Used a spotlight to see coons on the bank then beached the boat. Worked out pretty well.