I just remembered that I never updated you on this!
When our friends got back in town the killing continued. Something got another one the first night they were back, another the second night they were back and three during the day/afternoon of a work day.
They'd finally had enough and went and bought a trap. The first night they caught a raccoon.
The second night - nothing in the cage but digging all around the coop where they'd tried to get in.
Third night - nothing
The next day we borrowed a trail cam from another friend and took it out there so we could see what they had coming in for dinner.
That night they caught another coon on camera. As well as a great big o'possum.
That night they got pictures of the coon lifting up the end of the cage trap to make the food fall out so it could eat it. We'd warned them that they were smart!
The last two nights they've both been back but they haven't caught anything in the cage. The cage is pegged into the ground now, too.
Wishing them luck!