This morning as my son was working on grammar (we home school) he called out and said it looked like a coon was having a seizure in the yard. I got the binoculars and scanned the yard. Sure enough, there was a coon lying on the ground way out by the fence between our house and the neighbors, probably about 100 yards away. It was acting really odd and not paying one whit of attention to our chickens who were free ranging. So, we put up the girls and I got my husband. We watched the coon for a few minutes. It would get up, walk a few feet, turn around and walk the other direction, lie down in the grass and roll around, get up and shake off, walk around in circles some more and pace up and down a few feet. Just strange. I felt it would be best to shoot the coon. I hate for an animal to die but I also would hate a sick animal to bite us! So, hubby went out and did the deed. I feel sorry that the animal had to die, but I didn't think it was worth the risk of what could happen if we left it alone.