Raccoons are opportunistic eaters and will eat practically anything. Raccoons love trash and pet food. Omnivores who don't like to hunt. They seek easy-to-get food.
Foxes are omnivores. They eat rodents, birds, amphibians, and even pet food. Warmer months may provide more food for foxes. In winter, foxes look for pet food in rural and urban areas.
Americans are concerned about stray cats. Cats breed with strays and increase the population. 60-100 million strays live in the US. Leaving pet food outside could attract stray cats and lead to pet fights.
House mice are particularly common in homes and other constructed structures. These little rodents thrive in human-made habitats worldwide. Mice steal pet food and hoard it, even in your home.
In warmer months, skunks eat insects. When winter food is scarce, they eat pet food. Skunks return to food-rich locations and seek nearby refuge. They dig dens and enter crawl areas, causing issues for homes.
Crows adapt to urban settings. Crows are social and intelligent. They eat garden bugs, rubbish, and pet food. Crows aren't dangerous, however they can be bothersome if they trash.
Opossums invade dwellings. We coexist with adaptable animals. Fruits, plants, tiny creatures, insects, and trash. Omnivore possums devour pet food left outside. Possums eat pet food and bug-causing insects.
Bobcats inhabit the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. Bobcats prefer rural areas but have been spotted in cities. Their diet consists mostly of rabbits, mice, and squirrels, but they'll consume pet food if hungry.
Coyotes roam North America. Human development and prey population changes may draw coyotes to urban areas. They may invade if human or pet food waste is left outside and natural food supplies are low.