We had a raccoon under our coop tonight. Our bulldog "Baby" had it cornered and was barking at it in the dark. As soon as I shone the flashlight on it, Baby attacked and the raccoon fled really quickly up a tree. The thing looked really scared (and, I have to be honest, pretty cute). I grabbed a shovel and whacked at the tree. The raccoon didn't have an option, so it jumped out of the tree, over our fence (a good 10-12 feet to the ground) and ran off. I'm a big softie, and now I'm feeling guilty about the darn raccoon. I know it's stupid. I know that creature was trying to get at our chickens, and it's best to scare the crap out of it so it thinks twice before trying it again. But that was an awfully long jump, and I can't help but feel like the poor little thing might have gotten hurt. Am I insane? Does anyone else feel bad for the predators?