Last night a big tubby coon was spotted and he seemed very suer that the dogs couldn't get him. He just waddled along in front of the porch. Needless to say he picked up his pace when he saw a human. This was at 5 am. Every early mornign the dogs have been pitching a royal fit so I'm thinking that the coon has a set routine and he walks the path every night. Does anyone know if this is possible? So here's what I've done. The dogs are kenneled at night and can only bark at critters. So a little while ago I put one of them on a 30 foot cable where he can go down the path the coon was on and he can lay on the steps to the porch. He has food and water and I'll be sleeping on the couch with a rifle nearby so I can dispatch the coon if I get a shot. I'm plotting the demise of the bandit!!!! If it doesn't work the only bad thing will be a stiff back in the morning!