Now they coming at around 9 pm instead of 12 or 1 am. Had one last night setting off the alarm. Ran outside buttnaked ( is ok.. we live in the woods.. lol )( just got out of the bathtub) and shot him.. injured it and before I got another shot off , the gun jammed and he took off..I know I got him , got blood everywhere but wanted to put him down completly so he wouldnt run off into the woods and stink up the area. This is a nightly thing now. The alarm goes off at least 2 times a night. Where are they coming from ? jessh. Seems we have alot more than last year ..possums too. Maybe they allways have been here but now with my birds they are drawn to us. And we live in the woods so.. I would love to put out some raccon contraceptives .. I tried the traps.. sadly.. my cats like them more than those predators. So I am left to shoot them .I dont feel right afterwards ..It seems sad but yet..I rather do away with them than my birds.And injuring it only is not a good thing.But from the amount of blood I know he wont live long anyway. A few nights ago at 4am my guineas where freaking out .. they where all bloddy the next morning from jumping around in the cage. Horns.. Cheeks, lots of feathers on the ground but we didnt see anything. Thought maybe a snake but nothing.Poor turkey who lives with them was stuck in the strut position and wouldnt move one inch. Something spooked them really bad tho. Nothing has gotten into the cage.. no sign of something trying to chew thru it either.Was just very odd. The alarm is set up so it goes off as soon something goes by the cages. I can get out of bed and look out my window and see what is near it within half a second,since by bedroom faces back and the cages are right there ,about 20 feet away from window. But nothing was there. Odd... I just needed to vent a bit.. its early and I had a bad night.. grumpy and tired..