Just ran to the store and what did I see going in to our woods, a huge possom! So as soon as I got back I turned on the big back pole light. Hope that helps to keep it away. I would let the dogs out to go after it but we also just got a thunderstorm. Now I guess it is just sit and wait. If it comes here I will let the dogs out to get it. After all that is what I have been training them for, possom, coon, groundhog,and possably fox (but we have yet to encounter one here on our property). I sure hope it stays away.