As I can't imagine what these folks could have done to upset the critters - short of clear-cutting their habitat or killing off all food sources in the area - all I can think of is curiosity.
But the curiosity factor seems odd as that's a risky gambit if these critters have any experience with or understanding of firearms.
So if it's curiosity.....what is the end-game for these critters? Are these folks simply THAT much amusement for these critters?
OR, if the monsters are trying to frighten these folks away, what benefit would the monsters derive? Not having humans wander around a small patch of land from which these folks don't wander too far away from?
And the head scratching continues........
-Mike in NC
P.S. - If it were my property, I'd at least hang up a game cam or two just keep the monsters away from the parking area. That'd make me feel better about getting out of the car at night