We had it in Missouri also. Along with the heat (102 - 108) and no rain for 2 months came the creatures looking for food and water. I had deer, groundhogs, rabbits, mice, squirrels, raccoons and possums and a turtle that I know of. Most likely we had skunks and a few others also. I live in the middle of the woods so we have many creatures around the house. What they did not eat, they dug up. We are hoping for a better year next year. the only thing tht produced was an eggplant. Everything else gave up.