We live in a way-old decrepid farm house, always remodeling something. Do something inside, something outside goes kaput. Do something outside... something inside needs done. So, there's a spot on the back sunroom where a coon has pulled some rotted wood off the roof overhang, knocking the gutter off in the process. (newer addition, didn't get the box gutters... long story) So, this coon residence is about 40 feet from the chickens. The chickens are locked up tight. The building is solid, 3/4 in plywood, insulated, plastic sheating, the whole 9 yards. The door is small, framed sturdy, tough old latch I have to put some muscle on to open. I re-checked the rabbit wire to make sure it was still sturdy in between the framing boards... all sound. I got a visual on the coon a couple nights ago, I thought maybe it had left, since I hadn't seen it. Still there! My dogs want it, bad. My female Shepherd is 90 pounds of willing hunter, but I don't want her tangling with this coon. The location makes shooting it impossible. My brother is a great shot, military training and all, proper weaponry on hand. BUT, if he injuries it, it'll retreat and stink the place up when it dies. No way to go fish it out. It needs out of the house, and away from the house, preferably dead. The roof is slanted on both sides, so a live trap would have to be secured some how. Don't want anything that'll make it die or possibly die in the roof of the house. Need a trap idea other than chaining a trap through the window to attach to the bed post in my room! So far that's all we've thought of. Course, if that's the only option... I'll just have to pull a trapped coon through my bedroom and escort it out to meet it's fate. Catch and release just isn't an option... coons are awful here. We boarded up another spot on the roof edge squirrels were using, and they chewed through another part to escape. Not cool!