About 6:30pm this evening I heard my hens making a ruckus in their coop. They had all gone in for the night but I had yet to shut the door leading out into their run. I put on my boots and made my way up to the coop. On the way there I heard a lot of movement in the coop and distress calls. I open the coop and saw my hens in one corner and in the other, a possum. I used a rack to "encourage" the possum to exit, then entered the run to deal with it. I pinned it to the ground with a rake, then called the house with my cell phone. I had my son bring a pet carrier and "encouraged" the possum to get in. I didn't have the heart to put the thing down, although had it gotten a hold of one of my hens, things might have been different. Drove the **** thing across the Mississippi to a wooded area and let it go. No deaths or injuries this time, but the lesson was learned. Might be time to invest in a auto door for the coop.