Last night I had my sister come help me move the "baby pen", it's a small house with an attached run. We got it moved and then walked to the babies day pen to move them. my 2 older Brown Chinese Goslings and their Khaki buddy were outside the pen, i let them run free because they only go a couple feet from the other babies in the pen & they LOVE munching on the grass. well we were talking as we went to pick all the babies up and move them and out of nowhere my sister goes "look!" There was a BIG, FAT Raccoon sitting aout 7 feet from us eating some dog food i hadn't picked up(we had the dog tied out). Just sitting there watching us chat... of course i shrieked and my dumb little babies all 3 went walking towards the Coon! I snatched them up in one swoop and ran to the other pen by the house and my sister sent the dog after the Coon. The dog chased the Coon away and after I calmed down i realized that i think i accidentally picked one of the goslings up by mostly its neck in my hurry to get them away... well i felt like a meanie but thank God no one was hurt. I said later that it was probably a good thing i forgot to pick the dog food up..the Coon might have had duck for dinner instead of kibble. First Raccoon i've seen on the property in 3 years and OF COURSE it has to show up right next to my baby ducks and scare the crap out of me!