release him elsewhere? I do drown the coons as I only set my trap when I know I have a chicken killer in my area, and the other night I had one dismantal my quail cages. The cages are right by my bedroom and I saw the coon so I know it is him and not the possum, although the possum would if he could. Anyway the coon could not get to them but pulled out the poop trays and made a general mess of things. I knew he would just keep at it everynight and I cant tolerate it. So I set my trap. I have seen the possum before and I know they also kill chooks but my defences are possum proof and I really dont want to drown this poor guy. If I release him will he come back like coons do? Do I have to go 50 miles away? will he be trap savvy? or can I just bring him to some nice woods and let him go with out worrying about neighbors or doing the "wrong" thing for others. I use my trials for trespassing (they end with a capital punishment of death) when needed but it always gives me a heavy heart I would like to spare this guy if it is reasonable to do so.