What wildlife do you get around your residence?

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Wed, Jul 15, 2020 2:45 PM

Living within the city limits, I don't see nearly enough for my liking. We get a lot of rabbits, squirrels, and chipmunks. I've seem a possum here and there, surprisingly I've yet to see a racoon. A decent array of birds. No deer in our neighborhood.


geeblock Member
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Wed, Jul 15, 2020 2:46 PM

Ducks, coyotes, deer, squirrels, skunks, possum, raccoons. 

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Wed, Jul 15, 2020 2:48 PM
posted by geeblock

Ducks, coyotes, deer, squirrels, skunks, possum, raccoons. 

Rural or suburban? I'm gonna guess you're not in an urban area with coyotes and deer.

Spock Senior Member
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Wed, Jul 15, 2020 2:48 PM

Lot lizards and cougars

iclfan2 Reppin' the 330/216/843
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Wed, Jul 15, 2020 2:56 PM

Squirrels, lizards, lots of various coastal birds, deer, and alligators.  Occasionally people see coyotes. Live in the burbs. Oh and nasty palmetto bugs and copperheads. 

SportsAndLady Senior Member
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Wed, Jul 15, 2020 2:59 PM

Coyotes, massive rats, and homeless people. 

Ironman92 Administrator
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Wed, Jul 15, 2020 3:10 PM

I live on the edge of town....squirrels all over the place. Some rabbits, skunks, chipmunks, deer. Within 1/2 mile there are raccoons, possums, snakes that are fairly prevalent.


Some evenings we walk to top of high school hill and back and there is a family of red foxes. Cool to see

Ironman92 Administrator
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Wed, Jul 15, 2020 3:12 PM
posted by Spock

Lot lizards and cougars

Are cougars the big ones like Mountain Lions? Like 5-6 feet long?.....or like bobcats about 3 feet in size? 

Don’t wanna mess with either but mountain lions are huge....I see bobcats on my way to work sometimes and the occasional coyote.


Dr Winston O'Boogie Senior Member
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Wed, Jul 15, 2020 3:22 PM

Suburbs...


Armedillo, lizards, not nearly as many deer as Bay Village, OH, frogs, toads, copperheads and mean-ass bugs.

8,788 posts 21 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Jul 15, 2020 3:29 PM

In Frederick, MD, we have a field that is across the way. We see ground hogs and rabbits a lot. Ground hogs are big suckers, probably 20 pounds. My area also has a ton of birds full of MLB team names......Orioles, Blue Jays, and Cardinals. 

33,369 posts 117 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Jul 15, 2020 3:43 PM

Suburbs of Chicago. We have a group of coyotes that live in the easement on our block/neighborhood. See them about once a week. Had a fox run through our front yard 2 mornings ago.

Aside from that, the typical urban assholes. Raccoons, skunks, opossum, geese, chipmunks and squirrels. 

Shockingly have yet to see a deer. 

Belly35 Elderly Intellectual
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Wed, Jul 15, 2020 3:47 PM

Ducks, coyotes, deer, squirrels, skunks, possum, raccoons, sometimes wild turkey, groundhogs, frogs, red tail hawk, owls once a Great Northern, all kinds of birds, Tit Mouse, Redhead Wood Peckers, Doves, Yellow and Red Finches, Cow Birds, Blue Jays, Cardinals, Mice, Moles, Snake (kills the moles),  

bigorangebuck22 Senior Member
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Wed, Jul 15, 2020 4:59 PM

Country...

Most of the usual suspects. I've had deer within 30 feet of the house. Thankfully skunks are very rare.

We had a swarm of monarch butterflies come thru once. That was neat to see.

geeblock Member
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Wed, Jul 15, 2020 5:12 PM
posted by justincredible

Rural or suburban? I'm gonna guess you're not in an urban area with coyotes and deer.

Dublin oh.. it’s on the edge where it’s all new builds .. so lots of 🌽 and wildlife 


geeblock Member
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Wed, Jul 15, 2020 5:12 PM

I have friends who have had dogs killed by coyotes in Hilliard 

Spock Senior Member
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Wed, Jul 15, 2020 6:03 PM
posted by Ironman92

Are cougars the big ones like Mountain Lions? Like 5-6 feet long?.....or like bobcats about 3 feet in size? 

Don’t wanna mess with either but mountain lions are huge....I see bobcats on my way to work sometimes and the occasional coyote.


I guess my post went over your head.

cat_lover Senior Member
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Wed, Jul 15, 2020 6:32 PM

City,but the street behind us runs out into the country. We get deer going through our back yard and we have plenty of birds,squirrels and the occasional raccoon and possum.

33,369 posts 117 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Jul 15, 2020 7:05 PM

The urban coyotes in Chicago are wild. We saw a mom and 2 pups in the Soldier Field parking lot last winter. Just holed up in a makeshift den behind a dumpster.

SportsAndLady Senior Member
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Wed, Jul 15, 2020 8:43 PM
posted by Laley23

The urban coyotes in Chicago are wild. We saw a mom and 2 pups in the Soldier Field parking lot last winter. Just holed up in a makeshift den behind a dumpster.

They’re actually good for the community. If you call someone on them, they won’t do anything because they want them out and about  


BRF Senior Member
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Wed, Jul 15, 2020 8:46 PM

We are big back yard birders. 

Close to the house: sparrows, cardinals, catbirds, hummingbirds, blue jays, doves and an occasional blue bird. They are joined in the feeder sometimes by squirrels (black and gray), chipmunks and the occasional raccoon snatching the suet with its human like paws/hands. 


Further out back, there are the raccoons, possums, buzzards, hawks, stray cats (👎🏻) , deer (awesome to watch) and my personal friends: my Crows. I have a gang of 3 that know where to get a good meal. They know my face and talk to me. And I talk back to them. They let me get pretty close to them. I treasure their friendship. 

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Wed, Jul 15, 2020 8:50 PM
posted by BRF

We are big back yard birders. 

Close to the house: sparrows, cardinals, catbirds, hummingbirds, blue jays, doves and an occasional blue bird. They are joined in the feeder sometimes by squirrels (black and gray), chipmunks and the occasional raccoon snatching the suet with its human like paws/hands. 

My mom's place, they have a ton of birds. They have like 7 or 8 hummingbirds that get into all out wars with each other. It's fascinating to watch.

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