Two coyotes broke through my screen porch, just off my kitchen, to get my cats who were sitting in the screen porch. I was able to scare them off, and thankfully cats are safe, but a minute longer and they would have gotten one or two of them and actually invaded my home.
In the light of day, Pat wrote us again today:
Now that it's the next day and I can see the damage - on two sides - to the screen porch, I can't begin to tell you how scary it was. Everyone needs to be especially careful. They're not fearful of people, sounds or lights anymore.
On a related note, check out this picture from Boulder, Colorado, which also has critter problems.