Well this is the first time we have seen a raccoon on our property since we bought it 6 years ago. I guess if you get chickens they will come. I was getting ready to eat my pancakes when my wife yelled there was a raccoon by the coop. I jumped up and ran to get me pellet gun (we can't use anything larger where I live or I would have used my 300 MAG). Got my gun then couldn't find the pellets. Finally found them and headed out the front door for a snipper attack. Got to the corner of the house gun was pumped and ready, put the cross hairs on the raccoon, controlled my breathing and slowly pulled the trigger! Pop, the coon jumps about 2 feet off the ground and turns and stares in my direction. It gave me this, did you really just shoot me with a pellet gun, why you son of a b&*tch. Meanwhile as the coon is staring at me and I try to reload quickly to get another shot off. It was decision time for the coon, stay and fight or flee, it choose to flee with just a bruised ego. If it is back tomorrow I am using my compound bow, I know that will finish it off.