Our yard has become a veritable wildlife sanctuary in the past few years. We have moles destroying the lawn, rabbits eating the shrubs, birds eating our cherries, a possum living under our deck, deer grazing everywhere, and a very stubborn groundhog eating our little ornamental trees!!! Mind you, they aren't eating anything yet this year because nothing has started growing yet, but I want to try to head it off at the pass if at all possible. The past couple of years it has gotten so bad. At the far end of our lot (and by "far" I mean 150 feet from the house) we have a small woods and a creek, so the animals just love our neighborhood. We have a fence around our main yard but it doesn't have any effect anymore. All the little guys get under it and the deer jump over it. I know about all the various recipes, sprays, and remedies, but at this point there are so many different pests that I'm wondering if it might just be easier to get a big outdoor cat??? I know it wouldn't help with the deer, but maybe it would discourage the other small animals. Has anyone tried this?