Thanks for the info guys! NO, i dont want to hurt him. I wouldnt. Unless i came on him eating one of my birds, then we may have a tussle. (that i'm sure i'd lose!) He was out EARLY..waay before dusk too.... i thought they hunted at night? I wouldnt mind him around if he eats the mice and stuff... but yeah..he was eyeballing by birds. I cant cover my chicken pen..its in a VERY akward position. There is a tree in there and it slopes down a hill.... just about impossible to put netting over it securely. I DO lock them in a coop every night at dusk though... Soo.... *sigh* Guess all i can can do try the decoys that steve suggest and hide in the bushes like MFB does here at my house...and jump out at him and say BOO! He sure is pretty though..