Went to bed about 10:30 and at about 11:30 heard the neighbor's dog from behind me barking like crazy. Ran outside with my .177 pellet rifle and saw one raccoon go ever my fence and up my next door neighbor's large pine tree. I have nice neighbors, so I called them and asked if I could come over and try and get rid of the pest. He said sure. Well, it turns out there were four raccoons and they were way too high with too much cover for me to do anything with my small .177 pellet rifle. Now I live in town so as much as I wanted to go and get my .22 that wasn't an option. So I did what no one else would do and sat down under the tree to wait them out. Now it only got to about 57 degrees here last night but I got really cold. The raccoons never came down and at 5:25 this morning my neighbor's sprinklers came on and ran me off, so I came in and took a hot shower and went to work. I plan on going home later this morning and seeing what I can do. I am very worried those darn raccoons will kill my cute little chicks. I have several traps that will be set tonight, but as tired as I am from no sleep last night, I will be alert again tonight.