Quite awhile back I was upset because my elderly neighbor had asked to hunt deer on our farm and I had turned her down. I was upset because I didn't want to create waves with people that my DH has known his whole life. I was really feeling like an outsider. So about a week ago this neighbor came to buy eggs from me and I told her about my predator problem. After more than three years of free ranging I suddenly had this predator problem. I've recently lost a total of 7 chickens. The neighbor patted me on the shoulder and told me that she had seen this particular predator down by the fence line between our properties. She told me not to worry, she would take care of it. Today she came up to buy eggs again and told me that her son had taken care of the original predator the other day, but she had spotted another of the same kind of predator, again near the fence line, on her way to church this morning. She said she would have taken care of it right then and there, but doesn't carry a rifle to church with her. Out locking up the chickens just awhile ago I heard a gunshot. Sure enough my neighbor, this sweet little old lady, has removed the second problem. I still will not allow hunting on the farm, but it's nice to know she doesn't hold that against me.