This little dude( or dudette)was trying to eat my guineas in the wee morning hours .Around 5 am I heard a noise and a BIG "clunk" One of my guineas that was roosting on top of the coop flew into my window . She is ok.. didnt get hurt .I looked over and here the possum was on top of the coop trying to catch the guineas and my 2 little roosters. Husband in his undies flew out the door and swiflty dispatched it via his mighty gun. He ,or she, is small.. not even cat sized. It was not able to catch any guineas tho. I was just kinda suprised to see it this early.. usualy they come early at night or around 12 am or so.Prolly because it was young still. After that we looked for our birds and they where high up in the trees.. I hope they learned that its safe up there. Poor little rooster was sitting in the gras.. I picked him up and he let forth noises I never heard before.He was mortified I think. Sorry guys if this offends you BUT.. even the small ones have a hankering for poultry it seems. I wont have any of those nasty giant rats anywhere on my property.