I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. - E. B. White (1899 - 1985)
I know I've had animals come into my camp, once I had a (I think) raccoon eat his dinner just about underneith me. He'd stolen the food from another camper near me that didn't secure the food but had left it out. Most of my camping trips are with scouts and believe me, I tell them and tell them to keep all food secure and not in their tents but they still do it. One night I had a (again I think) raccoon try to get inside a scouters tent. Scout slept through it but the tent had little holes and what looked like scratch marks on one side, the next morning. That scout learned real fast to get the food/snacks out of his tent.
Where Thing1 and I will hang tonight, there are coyotes that like to get right underneath the camper that's there, when folks are inside. They growl menacingly when anyone tries to exit while they are there!
The owner has reminded us that it's open season on coyotes. So not only must we avoid widow makers, we also have to consider the firing lanes!
We'll probably walk a ways from the camper to find hanging trees.
[Disclaimer: This post is factually accurate, but somewhat exaggerated with respect to risk of both coyotes and stray bullets, for the sake of humor.]
"We must, indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately." - Ben Franklin
Murphy was an optimist! - O'toole's commentary on Murphy's law
The perversity of the Universe tends towards a maximum. - O'Toole's Corollary
I think this O'Toole guys onto something. - Rock_Rat's commentary on O'Toole