So, very lucky no one was got! Ive been watching for him, keeping everyone together and putting them to bed early and letting them out late. There seemed to be no activity. Between the wall and the door (both wood) theres a crack thats always bugged me. Its on my 'to do' list which is stuck on my kitchen cabnets. We just stick a plastic bucket in front of the door. Well he tried to get in. I heard the plastic bucket tip over and my cats and horses started up a ruckus - I was across the yard and almost on top of him before he fled - I think he tried to worm in and got stuck. The last few nights they have been disturbed and at one point I did actually think something was in with them but it turned out to be the muscovy beating people up in the dark. Now Im sitting on the back deck with my laptop (shaking a bit) too scared to go inside, and trying to think of a solution that doesnt involve a hammer. I dont want to wake up the kids or the neighbors but I KNOW hes going to be back. The more this goes on the more unsettled I get - hes going to keep trying and the harder I make the game the harder he will try. I need to get a dog.