We get a fair amount of wildlife in our backyard, as you might guess if you've seen the pictures.
All year, we get deer, so we're fairly careful of what we plant. So far, when I've been outside and they are nearby, they keep their distance. I've startled a few (mutually - I had no idea they were there when I opened the door) and they've run off.
We get red and gray foxes, raccoons, chipmunks, and squirrels up the yazoo. We had a squirrel in our attic, which we convinced to leave by putting a package of fox urine up there, then once the squirrel was gone, I stapled hardware cloth over the vents. Why the manufacturer of the vents thought a piece of plastic screen held in the vent with TWO staples would prevent anything from getting in the attic, I'll never know. Must have gone to a different school than I did.
We get tons of different kinds of birds. Cardinals, chicadees, at least three kinds of woodpeckers, a couple of different wrens, blue jays, robins, grackles, starlings, juncos, a hawk I couldn't identify, and one day I saw a bald eagle hanging in the sky.
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