Well long story short .... im a city girl that's only been in the country 3 year's. Love all critter's feed all critter's door's open! Well i've been loosing alot of my chicken's lately i was blaming the neighbor's rotten dog! well i have to work in 6 hour's (now 2 am) so i went to bed about 11. My Lab begin's to start pawing at me while im sleeping at about 1:30. I kept telling her to go lay down go to bed! Now i'm in the 1/2 sleep mode trying to get back to my sweet dream's i was having and hear this bark! Sounded like a puppy. So i look out my window (bed's in front of it) and low and behold there's a coyote pup standing in my front yard 3-4 feet from my window. So now i'm getting freaked out, it's just me and the boy's home with the one indoor dog, Hubby's only long night at work is Tuesday night's of course. So i slowly walk to the living room and i'm watching this coyote skope out my house!!! I walk back to my room and grab my cell phone called my hubby and as i'm telling him this ..... sitting in the pitch dark so quite you can hear a pin drop i hear a crash out back so i run out to the kitchen window and look and the coyote is trying to get in my rabbit pen! So i look just off to the left where my goat's are and their all running up by the gate back and forth. I know they can't get in there it's 6 foot high reinforced fence. So i ask my hubby what the heck do i do as im screaming out my kitchen window at this critter to get, shoo and some other unchoice french word's my hubbby tells me to go get the 410!! <~~~~~ IS NOT GUN FRIENDLY!!! Needless to say i just learned how to use a gun and the lil coyote took off with his tail between his leg's!! Hopefully i scared the tar outta him and he'll be gone for awhile!! NO HARM WAS DONE TO ANY ANIMAL I doubt i could hit the broad side of a barn with buckshot!!