Alright let me tell ya what just happened. I just got home and turned on the backyard floodlights and went outside to shut my chicken coops. Well I shut them and walked back up to the garage when a critter started howlin and made my skin crawl and all my hairs stand up. It was loud, high pitched and close. It was steady for several seconds then kinda choppy I guess you'd say. Then right after that there was a bad sound. Kinda like a hurt screaming puppy or something. Does that sound like a coyote? I've never heard one. We don't ussually have any around here. My place would be a coyote magnet. Chickens and rabbits all over the backyard. I trap and kill possums and coons on a regular basis. I wonder if one of those big havahart traps will work good. I use a small one for the little varmints.