Hi, I lost a chicken the otherday, she went broody on me and decided to lay her eggs outside and didn't come into the coop at night. So she was taken. I saw a huge possum, so I'm setting up live traps. I know I have raccoons too in the area, and whatever it was will now come and trey to eat the rest of my chooks. I figure with winter coming, they'll only be more persistent. I plan on using eggs, and see if the barn cats will stay out of it. When I do trap something that is not one of my barn cats, I plan on shooting it with a .22. I've been trying to figure out what to do with the carcass. I'm no good at skinning, and eating it does not appeal to me either. I really don't want to spend the time to bury it. Where there's one coon, there's more, so I'd rather avoid filling my land with predator graveyard. The county animal control will not take them, and I can't just drive away and throw the dead thing in the middle of nowhere. So, what to do with a dead predator?