I have always had wildlife in my area, but it looked like it dropped a bit in the past few years and has suddenly made a dramatic come-back....like way more than I have ever known. It seemed to begin, innocently with squirrels and rabbits in multiple #s.....not loners. At about that time my husband really outdid himself with what he claimed will be the last coop he ever makes....its more of a coop fortress. Then came the owls and raccoons, but they couldn't get through, but the neighbors are loosing dog food and having all these sightings. Then came more snakes than usual. And now I have been told by my next door neighbor of coyotes and it has been confirmed by my sister....also in the neighborhood.....she claimed one was seen almost to the highway, in the busy part of the neighborhood. Well last night I heard the dog barking and a howling and my husband and I went outside. All the neighborhood dogs were barking, several streets away and we could also here the coyotes, and I swear the howls sounded like they were all around us, but we couldn't see anything. The dog looked very upset. I am wondering if anyone has noticed an increase in the #s of wildlife......primarily in country areas.