I couldn't believe my timing tonight. I have never had a coon attack or possum or anything other than hawks. But tonight when I went out late to lock up the ducks around 12am (forgot to do it earlier) I checked on the chickens who choose to roost in the plum tree (note: never build your coop under a tree...duh). When I saw the chickens I also saw a possum that was literally within 2 feet of the birds there. I quickly tried to knock it out of the tree with a big stick but that only forced it higher into the tree. So I got the .22 rifle and took aim on those little glowing eyes that were high in the tree. I missed the first shot but the second got it right through its neck.
First I couldn't believe my timing and second I couldn't believe it only took two shots in the dark with only the glow of its eyes for a target through the branches and leaves.