Got to experience my first issue with ground predators the last couple nights. Saw a opossum running through the yard two nights ago when I was pulling up after work. By the time I got in and got the gun out of safe and loaded he was long gone. Didn't notice any missing but didn't really take accurate counts. Didn't see him last night or tonight. That is until I opened up one of the coops. The dirty little guy was huddled in the corner with 3 dead chickens around him. i was trying to shoot him through the chicken door instead of lifting the lid and putting me within 2 ft of it but now I have to patch a few bullet holes in the coop too lol. I guess I'm not that great of an aim in the dark with a hand gun. Regardless I was successfully able to eliminate the threat!
My neighbor where I used to live shot 2 big holes in his coop trying to shoot a mink with a shotgun.