Here is an article to help prevent wildlife from entering your yard. Personally I think the animals were here first.
Wild animals have no boundaries, so the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control urges people to take caution when wildlife is spotted near their home.
“You don’t want to get too excited (if you see an animal),” said Sgt. Greg Rhodes from the Fish and Wildlife Enforcement. “If you’re getting too many there are things you can do to minimize them.”
Once of the most common things that people do wrong, Rhodes said, is not properly securing their trash outside their home. Feeding dogs and cats outside can also attract unwanted wildlife .When mistakes like this occur, raccoons and possums can make their way into residential areas.