I am glad I don't have racoons, deer, or mongoose to contend with. I have rats with wings (doves, bulbuls, and cardinals) that will dig up the seeds in pots or in the ground where I have planted them and eat them. I have mice that will do the same and even if the seedlings do come up, either the birds or the slugs and snails will eat the seedlings. One year I only got 4 stalks of corn they did not take. I cover the seeds of peppers that I start so the birds have a harder time getting to them. Sometimes, even with slug bait and daily snail hunting, the slugs and snails still get the seedlings. The rats and birds also love sluggo, and they come back for more. When they keep taking out the seedlings. I have to start the plants in pots in a cage until they are big enough that they get left alone.
Happy gardening in Hawaii. Gardens are where people grow.