So I got home late from work tonight and my bf had forgotten to shut the coop up and my three BR ladies were sleeping outside the coop, two EEs inside- I went to go grab the three girls to put them on the roost and heard a sound on the fence- looked up and there was a HUGE opossum standing and staring at me about 12 feet away. I yelled and threw some small rocks and it did not even budge, so I got closer and waved a shovel around- no response- it then started climbing down the fence TOWARD me! EEK! so while it was still up there I grabbed a brick- ran up and threw it at from about three feet away, solid hit! Opossum and brick fell to other side of fence (over grown empty dark lot) I couldn't see it so I am not sure how it fared.. but the girls are safe so I am relieved- thank goodness I got home!!