We city folk have a strange ambivalence towards wildlife. We like most wild animals so long as they do not view us as dinner (bears and cougars), want to spray us (skunks), live in our attics (racoons and squirrels), bite our kids (coyotes) or poop on us (most any bird). This list of caveats means many people do not like wild animals at all, if they happen to invade our urban environment. But this happens rather regularly and somehow we manage to co-exist with many of the animals I just mentioned.
Trouble is what is a pest to some is a welcome guest to others. Witness the wildlife invasion in one Surrey neighbourhood. Running a-Fowl