I was gone most of the last year and many wild animals moved into my garden. I now have a coyote living there and have left him alone because he is taking care of the many bunnies and rats that moved in. Of course the garden became an overgrown mess while I was gone. I'm working on it 6' at a time. A couple of years ago we had a flock of wild turkeys in the garden every morning. There were 2 mothers and 11 babies. We were having a large yearly picnic on the party patio and expecting 85 guests. My husband said "wouldn't it be nice if the turkeys showed up in the garden so people could see them". Well, they did, all of the tablecloths and decorations were ready, it was about 10 minutes before the guests arrived and the turkeys showed up. They messed all over everything, walked up the double wide staircase to the house and messed over it seems every inch. We were frantic changing tablecloths, mopping up and hosing down the patio, steps and such as fast as we could. Everything was clean but very wet when the guests arrived. And of course the turkeys flew off. We don't wish for such things anymore.