I live out in the country. I’m talking “country” here as in the closest traffic light is 20 miles away and the electricity is almost as reliable as Christmas mail service. I can see the next door neighbor’s house only through binoculars and animal control has been defined to me by the local law as “if it’s not wearing a collar, it’s a coyote.”
Even the guineas have saved many chickens right from the mouths of foxes by emitting their shrill alarms. When they go off, house doors start slamming and birds of every size dive under bushes.