I get up this morning.....everything is " normal" Feed the hogs....let the free roamers out....feed and water everyone...and pull a few weeds. DH is on the front porch, drinking his coffee....so I go join him for a cup. We are sitting there talking...just watching the chickens....when he spots them!! A mother coon, and 3 little ones...coming out of the field across the road..and head straight into the thicket...NEXT TO THE COOPS!!! I run and get my .22 and fire a few shots into the thicket...then with hammer in hand...I go around and TRY to secure all the coops. My stomach is in knots! We have never seen a coon around here. I mean, I know they are here, I know there are coyotes as well. Last week, I was in the garage, just getting ready to close the back door, when I hear something running in the woods behind the house...I look out, and there goes 2 coyotes. Less than 30 feet from my back door!! Again, I run and get the gun....and fire a few shots after them. We live next to Jefferson Proveing grounds...its a place where the military go " practice war" Then just up the road is another place...Muskatatuck Urban Training and Developement. Another military training place. In the last few weeks they both have been very active....Fake bombs going off...helicopters flying all hours of the night doing manuevers...rapid fire weapons going off....UGH!! The wildlife are on the run...and all seem to be running right through here!!!!All doors are locked up tight...baby monitors on...but I just know I wont sleep a wink! hopeing they all are just passing through...and keep going elsewhere!!