Only with half my wits, I grab a swiffer mop (like I said, it was 2 am) to try and chase the bugger off. I couldn't get to him, but checked that all my chickens were okay and secured the doors (they're free rangers so I tend to leave the door open in fair weather).
So my question is, how do I deter this fellow from hanging around? I've worked catch and relocate jobs, so I know that A.) Only gives the pest to someone else B.) Encourages newcomers, as does killing him.
Anyone have any better solutions? I've kicked around the idea of feeding him on the other side of my property so he'll act as a guard dog. But I know how silly that sounds, and I can't get a definitive answer on whether or not they kill for sport.
I've done my best to secure the coop, but I really think the best bet is to make him not want to come back. Is there any merit to other animal urine? Or those silly glowing eyes?