I should preface this by saying that we are from the city. The most *wild* thing we have seen is a drug deal at a KFC in Minneapolis. We moved to NH last year and have about 3 acres, but the rest of the development isn't build yet so there are about 20 or so acres of untouched forest around us. Last night the boys had gone to bed, I was watching a movie while putting away laundry (Calendar Girls) and Tim was on the computer. All of a sudden we heard this scream that sounded inhuman. I could tell it was coming from outside and Tim and I both ran to see what the problem was. He grabbed a flashlight and right in front of our front porch was a red fox and our INDOOR! cat right next to each other. :shock: Tim scared off the fox :twisted: and the cat ran away. We finally got her to come inside, but the fox just stood right across the road watching everything. I assumed that the fox was trying to eat our cat, but from doing some reading online it sounds like fox very rarely eat cats and that they are usually more afraid of them. I don't know if any of you have ever heard a fox screa, but it was enough to send shivers down my spine and get the adrenaline going! We've seen this fox a lot, and I do feel badly that we apparantly built our house in his hunting grounds. Our cat is just fine, though why a fox would be scared of a 12# fat declawed cat I don't know Don't know how she got outside, either? Why I didn't bring my camera is beyond me. Would have made an amazing shot! Oh, and this morning I got woken up at about 4:30 by a pack of coyotes that were howling to each other.