Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Central Virginia
My house is surrounded by trees. With the forest come forest animals. We have owls, foxes, neighborhood cats, etc. None of them bother the Lotus (other than an occasional cat footprint on the car here or there). What I have had problems with, particularly in fall and winter, is mice.
I mistakenly left a candy bar in the glovebox of my winter beater one night. The next day I had mice in the HVAC ductwork. If there's a lesson to this story it is never, ever leave food in a car overnight.
On another occasion the radio in the family truckster died because an overheated can of fizzy water burst in summer and sprayed fizzy all over the dash. So don't leave drinks in the car, either.
We do have a feline rodent control specialist. He keeps the garage (where he and the Elise sleep) rodent free. Outside not so much. I've used things like rodent bait blocks to manage mice colonizing sheds and the like - have had to clean mouse nests out of mower engine cowling, etc.