I was in the back yard with my 16 YO son and was working on some chicken housing. My son's 2 chihuahua's were out with us (my chihuahua had went into the house with the boxer as they could not behave). We were not 10 feet from the woods in the back yard and the chihuahua's were about 5 feet between me and the woods. I hear a funny noise and turn around and 3 coons are going after the chihuahua's I yell and my son grabs his walking stick and chases them up a tree. I grab the chihuahua's and get them in the house and call my brother in law, who wasn't home and then the 2 neighbors who wasn't home. I have no gun and don't know how to shoot anyway, that is changing this week I am going to the gun range. I called my friend and her and her 16 YO son came with a 410 shot gun. I have never seen wild animals react like these 3 coons. They were young but had no mother but were old enough to survive without one. They kept charging my son and me snaping and snarling and what the h*ll were they doing going after dogs. This happened at 5 pm at night, I have been in the country my whole life and never have I seen wildlife act like these 3 coons they wouldn't leave and they just kept charging. I was so glad when my friend and her son got there to dispose of the problem. I am just so shaken by the whole experiance and trust me I don't shake. I told my son I am taking his 410 shot gun and learning how to shoot it at the gun range. He has no interest in shooting at all, I sure wish he did but I won't make him, his mother is going to be prepared to defend everyone the next time. I am just sick at the thought that my friend might not of been home. Thanks for letting me share and telling it is helping me calm down some. Please if ya don't agree with how this was handled then don't post.