Pesky Raccoon & New Sod
I completely re-sodded my lawn a couple of months ago and installed in-ground sprinklers at the same time. Fast forward to about three weeks ago and I noticed that a few of the pieces of sod are flipped over in the morning. Security camera confirms that it's a raccoon coming almost nightly now and flipping the same few patches over to eat bugs/worms. It's not disturbing the soil underneath in any way.
The rest of the grass has all rooted and cannot be flipped over, but because this raccoon keeps doing it in a couple of specific areas the sod isn't getting an opportunity to root properly.
I don't know how to deter the raccoon from doing this and according to neighbors they also have damage to their grass from raccoons.
I've tried using landscape fabric spikes/nails to hold the sod in place but this raccoon has no issue flipping them over. I've also spread fertilizer as per Fairgreen sod farms to promote strong root growth but again that can't happen if they're being flipped over nightly.
Any ideas? Ideally I just need long enough to allow the sod to root. My hope is that at that point the raccoon will go somewhere else where food is easier to come by.