I live in an old farm surrounded by lots and lots of farm land that grows stuff like corn and beans. If the cats are away the mice will play. I don't see cats in the ditches anymore, I don't see squirrels, or rabbits or fox, but I see alot of those GD coyotes. At night you can hear packs "talking" to one another across the open fields. I haven't been able to keep a farm cat around for 3 years until this friendly little black thing "showed up" at my door step. It adapted to my dogs (thats a task in itself), it adapted to the outdoors, was a heck of a mouser and rarely (if at all) left my property. Two weeks ago, it didn't have to leave my property - the yotes came to it. I got NO love for the yotes. In the 115 years that my family has owned this land, I have never heard of any of the old timers or in the many years that I have been here, anybody talking about the large population of yotes that are around today. Black snakes the size of anacondas, turtles that stopped the tiny creek, owls, deer, the old farm dog that killed two badgers in one year - ya, I have heard those stories. Yotes - never. I am sure they have always been around, but not like now.