Set directly in the bank vertically next to the water edge by pushing the trap into the soil. The trap will remain dry because the can will displace the water. You can also push the trap right into a vertical bank next to the water edge.
Set horizontally to the ground on a gradual slope bank. Pull dirt down from the bank onto the trap creating a mound.
Suspend soup can directly from a structure by the chain above ground to your liking. Trap will remain suspended at an angle allowing the raccoon to see in the trap. This will also keep the bait from falling out of the trap.
In an old house or structure you can suspend the trap from any wood material that will hold a fencing staple. The trap is also equipped with a hole in the opposite side of the trap that you can put a screw in to fasten to steps, door jams, loose lumber, trees, and pretty much anything you want.