A neighbor had something taking some apples off his tree.
He really wanted to know what animal it could be.
Well, he went and bought 2 trail or game cameras.
Set them up and 3 days later, got picture of the animal(s).
It was a couple of 2 legged animals.
A trap was set and the boys were caught and dealt with privately.
The point is, unlike myself, he used the camera's for a different reason.
I use them to see what I have for deer like above.
These camera's have many uses.
Cost, $60-$80 will get you a nice camera.
It will take day or night photo's or video.
Night time photo's use infrared lighting so it is not easily seen unlike a flash.
Need a bit of security? I use 6 when I go on vacation.
They point at the doors of entry and one at cars coming and going.
A lady friend uses one to monitor her bird feeders to see if anything new comes along.
An 8 gig SD card will get you nearly 1000 photo's.
Just a suggestion for a bit of peace of mind.