MrsKK, a raccoon owns us for starters and mainly. We saved her from a sure death last year and raised her. She lives in our barn and is free to go anytime she wishes. For anyone who is thinking of wagging a finger and lecturing, I know. As a matter of fact, I am quite sure I may know maybe better than most. Through the course of my life, I have raised four coons that have all successfully reentered the wild. This is a little different. She has taken over the barn as hers. She has cleaned out every bird nest and has made the starlings leave which puts her high on our list. We regularly slip wormer into her goodies. All the dogs respect her (including...yes...a coondog). She is fiercly jealous, and if she sees my daughter or I playing with other animals out in the pasture or yard, she runs out and attacks them and guards us 'til we scratch her back. And don't think of splashing in her pool! She steals eggs from the chickens, but so far leaves them alone. Also, she is VERY present for every birth on the farm and loves to come down and stroke horns and wool at feeding time. All the animals seem to adore her?!
We have a skunk family who has been with us (some part or the other) for a couple of years. We live with them and they with us. We never make contact with them and they always seem to leave mid summer to take their chances on the open prairie.
Lastly, we have rats (the domestic kind). The kids just love them.
We have had animals around forever and just don't blink an eye at what comes our way. My husband should have gone on to vet school. The local vets call him from time to time over sheep and goat matters (they don't cover this so thoroughly in vet school our friends say), and he sometimes performs his own surgeries on livestock. He went through college on a judging scholarship. Alas, the pet food industry lured him into palatiblility enhancers and nutrition. It is always fun vistiting new people and looking over to see Kevin going over their pets with his hands, checking gums and eyes, feeling down their loins and asking people what exactly they are feeding, AARGG
That about covers it!