I just purchased 2 Americauna chicks, I had them in their brooding cage in my garage, when I woke up at midnight hearing the chicks peep in terror. I grabbed my gun & raced out into the garage & found a small possum, it had decapitated both my chicks through the cage even with the blanket covering the cage! The 2 chicks had imprinted on my me & we were hand rearing them before they were to be placed in the coop with our older hens. I quickly shot & killed the possum but am left with a devastating mess to clean up. How do I dispose of the possum (we live in a residential neighborhood) and the chicks? Will other wildlife dig up the carcasses? I plan to free range my pullets in a couple of weeks & don't want them to dig up the carcasses. This possum had obviously came in through the pet door we have for our 2 cats (who don't like chickens & leave them alone). We've have our fair share of possums, skunks & coyotes, but this is the 1st attack we've had and next time we have chicks, I'll put them in our spare room inside the house. Any advise on how to properly dispose of the carcasses will be greatly appreciated!