Wow - first predator... found a possum in my coop when I went to close it up. Beat the heck out of him with a rake but he got away... I am hoping that he at least decided the meal wasnt worth the bruises! If he does - I have a spear I borrowed from my dad - yes- a spear - sharp as hell on the end of a stick spear.... so I do have a better weapon this time. I don't want to fire a gun in my coop... it's too small and I don't want to cause that damage... I have never ever killed an animal in anger - but when i saw him and knew my girls were in danger - I went into a rage.... felt like a tigress protecting her cubs! Plus I was PMSing... not a good day for a possum to decide he wanted a snack... Here's a fun mental image for ya - a big ol fat lady - wearing a hoodie... jeans... snow boots and gloves - battling a possum in a chicken coop with a rake... You're welcome for the laugh!