Actually, I think they’ve never left, they just leave us alone for awhile. We have had a family of foxes for at least ten years. We have ground hogs, birds upon birds upon birds, feral cats, chipmunks, bad-bad snakes, a gazillion squirrels, and….raccoons. The raccoon visitations don’t always end well…that is, when they decide to take up residence in our house or attic. We have another pair now but so far, all they are interested in is the garbage and the squirrel food. The shot below is taken at night, he is in a tree just 15-20 feet outside of our porch. It’s dark…no lights. No flash. This is taken with a 200mm, at f/2.8, 1/60, ISO 16000. An awesome sensor. And the little guy posed.