We're seeing animals that normally people in "civilization" wouldn't see. Coyotes, bobcats, etc. They are forced to come into more populated areas to hunt. They are trying to survive, too. But sometimes I see them killed on the road. And sometimes I see them (coyotes, anyway) with their citified catch for dinner: someone's pet cat or small dog. At least, dumped animals don't last long enough to starve out here. They become coyote poop in short order!
Sorry about the rant. (Something tells me I'm not in a great mood today. Raining again. Ugh!)
It'll be better later. I think I'll go out on the porch and get a "Rain, Rain, Go Away" theme shot! My camera always improves my mood!