@johnjohnston A lot of what I see is nature rebalancing itself, healing, from the ravages of Man so it's for the better. When I was young almost all the predators had been wiped out in this area. Deer were still around but over hunted. Birds of prey were endangered due to the ravages of DDT. Today all of these are back with a vengence.
As an example, when I was young in the summer you could put the cat out for the night. I lived in an place surrounded by woodlands and for the most part the cat was in quite overjoyed to be prowling around at night. Doing that today, where I live would be a death sentence for the cat because of the coyotes which are now all around us. Coyotes were declared almost extinct here in the early 1970's, all bounties were lifted, peoples attitudes changed, and now they have come back in a big way. The rabbits are not so thrilled though.