I hear them around our home but have yet to see one close by. We did have a bear drag a 50lb bag of sunflower seeds off of our carport and across the neighbors lawn. Not sure if it lost interest in the seeds or was scared away by the neighbor's dog but we found the bag mostly intact with just a few small holes from teeth or claws.Coyotes are getting active again, one was in my yard when I took my dogs out at 3 this morning. The floodlights didn’t bother it at all. I usually have my heavy wood cane with me, looks like it’s time to add the .38 again. Nobody messes with my dogs!