Just down the road from a Chicken Owner (CO) was the local Animal Shelter (AS). CO was losing chickens (presumably to coons) so the CO worked out a deal with the AS people. AS provided a live animal trap. CO would trap a coon and then take it to the AS for release and get another empty trap. This deal was working good! CO was taking a coon to the AS just about every other day. Today the AS was busy so CO had to park out back. CO took the trapped coon in. AS people gave him another trap. CO walked out the front door, around the building to the back to put the trap in his car. CO heard the backdoor of the AS opened and saw a worker release The Coon! CO figures he has been catching the same coon over and over! So the next time the CO trapped The Coon he drove it several miles out into the country and released it. There. The CO avoided the responsibility of killing The Coon. Out in the country was a Little Girl (LG). Her parents help her setup a little incubator with 2 eggs. The LG faithfully and very carefully turned those precious eggs several times a day. Every day the LG would place a "X" on the on the chart she had made with the numbers 1 thru 21. The number "21" had a big red circle around it in with child like lettering "bAby ChiCks birthdAy". LG would even wake up during the night and check that the eggs were tucked in and safe. "MOMMY! DADDY! I CAN HEAR THEM!" They watch as the two chicks slowly pecked their way out of their shells. The LG was beaming from ear to ear. She was a mommy and these were her babies and their names are Gertrude and Henrietta and she as going to take care of them and protect them! LG would set up her little table with her play tea set. In one tea cup LG put some feed and in the other tea cup water. Gertrude and Henrietta would have their "tea" as the LG explained to them how when they grow up they would be mommy's too and have little children to take care of and how that was a very important responsibility. The way Gertrude and Henrietta would cock their heads you would have sworn they understood every word the LG said! It was a bright sunny day. LG decided to take Gertrude and Henrietta for a walk. The LG put them in the baby stroller and out the back door they went. LG was telling them that this is a tree, up there was a squirrel and here is where my Daddy is building you your very own house. You see Gertrude and Henrietta had never been outside before and they didn't know these things. LG remembered that she had forgotten to bring Gertrude's and Henrietta's food so she ran back into the house to get them. The Coon took his opportunity and had Gertrude and Henrietta almost gulped down when the LG screamed. So I've said all of this to say this. If you are not going to fulfill your responsibility by killing the coon then don't trap it and release it in some little girls back yard.