just out of curiosity do you have the same user-name at the chicken forum? i believe i have seen the post over there but i haven't read any of it.
what kind of chickens do you keep?
after my battles with the coons & possums i have a good quad of RC RIR and 2 Buckeye hens left.
Yes, same user name on backyard chickens.
I'm down to one black sex link, one SLW, one BO & one easter egger.
I actually had a small possum get into the coop one night. My wife said she wasn't closing the coop door when she let the dogs out because there was some type of hideous rat thing inside the coop staring down the birds.
It was a small & young possum. I got him to clinch onto a stick & brought him to the canal bank. Placed him on the ground and the little booger hissed and jumped at me! I told him most people would have killed his azz & that he should be grateful I didn't. Then I had to walk away laughing at myself for having a conversation with a possum! :-D