Friday I came home from errands and my neighbor told me his brother had seen an opossum in my backyard. As we were chatting, I looked up and there was the opossum, peeking out at me from behind the privacy fence at the back of his yard. I said, "There he is! Look!" My neighbor couldn't see him from his vantage point, so he came over closer to where I was standing, and then the opossum crept out from behind the fence. It was very bold of him, knowing that two humans were standing there watching him. He walked along the fence into my yard and disappeared into some brush. I went back there and tried to scare him off, and he bared his teeth at me. Finally he did move on. I figured he was after my chickens, but strange he was out in the daytime. Aren't opossums nocturnal animals? Yesterday I cut down the brush he was hiding in. I have been letting my chickens free range in my yard in the hour or so before it gets dark. I really do not want this guy messing around out there. Any suggestions?