A half hour ago I was at my desk working on some stuff when my wife came in and said she just scared away a HUGE raccoon that had found some snacks our daughters accidentally left outside out back door. I decided to go out and see if I could see the big bugger, so out I went with my Mag-Light. I saw him in the back yard watching me with his beady reflective eyes. Just then I heard a noise by the chicken coop and as I turned my flashlight in that direction (only about 100 feet from where the coon was crouching) I saw our two ducks outside!!! Fortunately I was able to scare away the coon and get the ducks inside, but I worry what would have happened had the coon found them before he found the snacks, or had my wife not heard him outside, or had I not noticed the ducks were out. I really really hate raccoons and how they always put us on edge with our flock! Now to figure out why the ducks weren't inside. It's possible our auto door is closing too early. Hopefully that's all it is because that's an easy fix vs. trying to change our duck's behavior!