My business partner is a friend to all of the critters. She's had raccoons & skunks in the house eating the cat food. I'm really amazed the raccoons haven't killed any of her cats. My house was built by country folk & it's critter proof. Which is good, as I have everything from mice & gophers to raccoons & bobcats to deer & elk running around outside.
Remember one unassailable statistic, as explained by the late, great George Carlin: "Just think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of them are even stupider!"
"I would like to die on Mars, just not on impact." Elon Musk