Last Thursday, after 3 pest free months, we were awakened at 3:43 by the local raccoon attempting to get into the coop. He was snarling, the girls were bawking ... we chased him off. Now the coop is a veritable Fort Knox, with no less than 8 latches, 5 of them spring loaded ... and we added a baby monitor too, just to be SURE we'd know of any further attempts. I just spent the ENTIRE night listening to rustles, scrapes and who knows what else. Oh my gosh! What was that? Was he trying the latch? Is that stealthy rustle a rat instead? Surely that's not the chickens AGAIN? Why is the motion light not on? (Surely not because there's NOTHING THERE!) DH gets the monitor on HIS side tonight.