Well the story starts last spring when I ordered 8 ducks and two geese from mcmurray hatchery. Well this past fall my ducks started getting eaten by something. We thought it was a coyote or an owl or the neighbors dog. All of my ducks were eaten, one of my geese was eaten and two of my chickens for a total tally. It wasn't until the other night when i had my chickens locked up in the coop and one got taken that we realized it couldn't be a coyote or the other animals. There were feathers stuck in a railroad tie up to the top showing that it had been dragged up. It went in the chicken door inside of the chicken run. Poor Little Mama. Well we bought a live trap and at 2 AM yesterday I heard the dogs barking and I thought I heard my chickens screaming. I ran outside and looked in the coop, all seemed ok. So I figured I better check the trap. HA! A raccoon was in there. I had never seen a live raccoon before but we live in the country by a river and lots of irrigation ditches so i suppose not to much of a suprise. Well I went back inside and got my husband. He shot the FAT raccoon and we plan to make a pelt of it. I plan on keeping the trap set for awhile to make sure that there aren't any others. I will post a pic of the raccoon in the trap when I get my husbands camera.