We had a family of ducks living in our pool during the winter. We had a baby skunk living under our deck this past spring. On a couple occasions, we've had raccoons come inside the house to chomp on the cat food. The backyard is filled with squirrels, hummingbirds and an owl. Today, when I went to swim, there was a coyote in our backyard - a coyote! He scurried over the fence pretty fast, but I couldn't mistake him for anything else - it was a wild dog. We live in the middle of Los Angeles - and I feel like we are living out on the prairie!