They eat right beside my cats often, or pick up leftovers off the back porch while the cats are sleeping right beside them. The ones I have ever came into contact with are very laid back, eat then walk off, or run when something scares them, on occasion they hide in the cat tree waiting for me to go back in the house.
If you read up on them they are considered gentle (of course, like anything wild ~ will bite) with most of them preferring to play dead or run away than get into a confrontation. They are sorta like a cat in that they will return to sources of food, so rather they are "FED" or just found leftover's they will be back. I'd have to look back, but I remember something about them living and being unchanged for millions of years, that alone is pretty cool. I found myself researching them due to an experience with Maddie
wondering what "cooties" my dog might have ~ since learning more I've had no issues, and actually enjoy watching them, heck I even find some
of them a tad cute.
I used to think I was indecisive, but now I'm not so sure....