If your birdbath falls over, check as soon as you notice to see if something made it turn over, because recently deceased racoon is a lot more pleasant to clean up than racoon that’s been dead, in hot weather, for most of a week. I’ll spare you pictures. I spared me pictures too because I didn’t take any.
Theories you’d think are true confirmed to be true:
Rotten racoon doesn’t smell very good.
As you might expect, Raid for flying insects doesn’t kill maggots.
Maggots can’t swim in water heavily laced with chlorine bleach.