I walked out of the house a few minutes ago ( it’s 7:45 PM ) and I see a raccoon looking at me for about 30’ away right outside the house. I really don’t like raccoons and since I have two Labs I don’t want them messing with a raccoon. They’re a pretty nasty animal when their pissed. So I go back inside the gun safe. This starts the problem. Ok which .22? I look at the Rossi 62 gallery gun and think eh, tube magazine…..better get one with a detachable magazine. I look at the AR15/22 and think nah…..better get the 10/22. So I grab the one that’s original with iron sights. I pop a few HP rounds and load up. I step out on to the porch and try to aim…….my left eye is real bad in low light. I shoot left handed. I was having a tough time finding the sights and raccoon head. I squeeze the shot and the raccoon ducks just a bit. Missed! Now I don’t want to piss off the neighborhood. I’m in the rural area but I have 4 homes near my house. So I figured I’d go get the other 10/22 that’s got the 3-9x40 scope. I dig out my green gun light and mount. ( a lot harder than it sounds) attach the light. Insert the mag and load the chamber. I set out the front door and I see he’s closer to the back door. So I go through the house and out the back door. I’ve got him dead to rights! My neighbor’s house is about to be a backstop. Nope. He runs up the massive oak near my driveway and we go round and round. I gave in and let him live but only because of the neighbors.