Hearing strange noises on our patio a few years ago, we switched on the lights.
Just a few feet outside the door was this large critter delighting in a large platter of dog food.
We had numerous visitors at that dish over the years. Some were more welcome than others.
Shortly after this photo was taken, a skunk decided to take up residence under the deck.
We responded by relocating the food dish. How very unfriendly!