Since Franklin, TN, experiences four distinct seasons, only adaptable wildlife pests like coyotes, foxes, and raccoons are able to thrive there. Coyotes and foxes are often forced into residential areas as development encroaches on the pests' natural habitats. The presence of people connects them to easy food sources such as rodents, rabbits, insects, and garden fruits. In addition, coyotes spread parasites like fleas and ticks. Raccoons also dig through trash and gardens and can infect people and pets with rabies.