An early May frost and drought conditions ever since have forced wild animals, especially raccoons, to find a wider variety of food.
Animals are traversing a larger area of land and crossing more roads and highways. This has led to a higher road kill rate. Raccoons especially have turned to searching through residential areas for garbage scraps to find more food.
If your garden is one being ravaged my wild animals there is good news. Things should be getting better. As sweet corn matures there will be more food available to raccoons.
If you have sweet corn in your garden, a small scale electric fence is the most useful deterrent. You can also buy live traps and simply remove the raccoons from your area.