Is there a way to deter an opossume permananently without killing it? This opossum has killed out chickens before and we have since predator proofed our coop. HOWEVER, it still likes to visit from time to time.. we installed a movement sensing light around our coop area. the other day our light blinked on at around midnight and we saw the oppossum about 5 feet from our coop... staring at our chickens. it didnt proceed any further but it fumbled around in our yard for a bit, and we finally scared it off with a water spray. since the light blinked on we assume that it felt unsafe because of the light and proceed further, but the fact that it still comes back bothers me. can we trap the opossum and maybe release it elsewhere? any other solutions? we are not going to kill it, even though it is a pest, it is only doing what it does to survive. Thanks!