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I Want to Know What Animals You've Seen Where You Live

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    Snakes, Spiders, Lizards and Frogs

    i live in a rainforest area among an abundance of wildlife... and the wildlife lives with me this year the seasons have been strange...this summer it just rained and rained and now its autumn and its hotter than summer... for some reason it has brought the snakes out...
    jinda jinda 56-60, F 8 Responses Mar 25, 2008

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    More Wildlife.

    Just a few more of my friends. This one I call Kermit, an Australian Green Tree Frog.   This little guy is a Little Tree Frog. They are chameleon so he's tried to match the colour of my car after hitching a ride into town one night. He made it back home after a slow drive...
    WiseOldOwl WiseOldOwl 56-60, M 18 Responses Apr 20, 2008

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    This Is For Blue!

    This is dedicated to you Bluegeorgia.   We all know how you like these creatures.   If you think he's big, the pics are about 80% of life size. Our famous Huntsman. So named as they will follow you around.
    WiseOldOwl WiseOldOwl 56-60, M 5 Responses Mar 10, 2008

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    Foothills

    I live near the foothills of the Blue Ridge Parkway and i've seen alot of animals.  We've got the domestic animals like dogs, cats, hampsters.  And we've also got the farm animals, typically cows, horses, pigs and chickens.  There are even some not so typical farm...
    lydialondon lydialondon 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 5, 2009

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    Not Far From Where I Live

    We found this goanna at a picnic ground.  He's about 5 or 6 feet long! (1.8 - 2 metres) Look at the expression on the  little girls face.     I wouldn't mess with those claws!
    WiseOldOwl WiseOldOwl 56-60, M 12 Responses Mar 23, 2008

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    Warrandyte, Melbourne, Australia.

    I live in Melbourne, Australia. I am surrounded by trees . I have ring tail and brush tail possums, bats, native rats ,small lizards , so many sometimes that it is hard to walk as I am afraid of treading on one. I have blue tongue lizards, frogs when it is wetter, I'm sure there...
    doves9027 doves9027 51-55, F Apr 8, 2013

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    Timothy!

    Living on a farm with cows and and a bull or two, there are also calves.   These guys sometimes hold me up when going off to work. 13/11/2010 Some images have been deleted as I don't want them on facebook.     Meet Timothy.     He...
    WiseOldOwl WiseOldOwl 56-60, M 5 Responses Feb 28, 2008

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    South Africa

    Wild Animals I have seen: Lion, Rhino, Elephant, Giraffe, Springbok, Cheetah, Leopard, Warthog, Baboons, Hyena, Wildebees, Kudu, Impala, in fact quite a long list. Have also seen Whales and dolphins. Then of course I've seen pretty much every ''farm yard'' animal - cows, goats...
    RobsV RobsV 22-25, F 2 Responses May 17, 2012

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    Surprised When I Find New Animals

    All those years at school and watching nature programs I thought I had known every animal known to man. That's why I was so surprised when I moved and saw so many more varieties, and the older I get the more new and interesting animals there are.   I don't know if nature...
    Reeny Reeny 26-30 4 Responses Mar 25, 2008

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    Animals I've Seen In Nh/usa...

    There are many North American animals in my rural area. I've seen bats, birds of all kinds (robins, sparrows, crows, hummingbirds, etc.), cats, dogs, red/gray fox, fish, horses, rabbits, raccoons, deer, skunks, snakes. Some observations are pleasant and some not so much! I've...
    Kayb2uall Kayb2uall 56-60 Aug 18, 2010

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    Beautiful Kingfisher

    I know of two species of Kingfisher here, the Azure and the Sacred. Both are presently breeding. I have tried many times to photograph them without much success as they are very flighty and don't stay still very long. However, yesterday as I was on my way out I spotted one in...
    WiseOldOwl WiseOldOwl 56-60, M 25 Responses Jan 25, 2009

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    Lots of Stuff.

    I've seen raccoons, cats, dogs, sheep, cows, horses, deer(one had half a baby hanging out of her butt), rats, mice, snakes, frogs, birds such as: scrub jays, ravens, robins, little black birds, pigeons, seagulls, various types of duck, skunks.
    cassandrathethinkerbleedsteal cassandrathethinkerbleedsteal 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 12, 2009

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    "My Litle Rascal"

    I am going through a unique experience.  A raccoon about 3-4 weeks old was found on the farm in a horse barn where I work.  They couldnt leave her there as she would be trampled.  The gal who took her home brought her back in a few days, reporting she wasnt eating...
    laceymae laceymae 56-60 2 Responses Jul 1, 2008

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    All Kinds of Animals Live Around Me

    I've lived in Fl for about 15 years now and still am amazed at all the different animals that live around me.  I've seen foxes, deers, coyotes, snakes, alligators, possoms, I've seen signs warning me of beware of bears but never seen one.  All kinds of birds:  ...
    tenderheart08 tenderheart08 31-35, F 3 Responses Feb 7, 2008

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    The Animals

    I live on the west coast (USA) and here are some of the animals that I've seen.... 1. deer 2. elk 3. skunk 4. possum 5. mice 6. blue jays 7. starling birds 8. a red fox 9. sea anemones 10. sea gulls 11. raccoons 12. humming birds 13. daddy long legs (spiders) 14. giant garden...
    elling245 elling245 36-40, F Aug 9, 2013

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    What Animals I See Near Where I Live

    I saw a cat , 2 dogs, a rabbit and a few birds. I live in the city.
    aquarius3 aquarius3 61-65 Nov 29, 2011

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    Overweight Rodents

    I have tribes of raccoons that have no fear of humans it seems. They're the local gang & are peeping toms as well. I also have a large old tree in my yard that is housing for the fattest squirrels I've ever seen. They hit my roof with fallen tree limb force & stomp all...
    QuixoticKidEternity QuixoticKidEternity 31 7 Responses Mar 9, 2008

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    Had A Visitor Tonight

    About six feet from head to tail, though I'm guessing a bit.   Couldn't see either end at all in the jungle garden.       I hope that bulge is not my frog!     It's ok, he's on the hand basin. The frog that is. The diamond python is...
    WiseOldOwl WiseOldOwl 56-60, M 11 Responses Dec 14, 2009

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    To Death Do Us Part...

    To death do us part and the stars fall from the sky To death do us part and the river all run dry Stumpy tail lizards are not the most beautiful of creatures, but they do have a very endearing personality, slow, grumpy, and determined. They are seen everywhere around where I...
    Isshe Isshe 36-40, F 19 Responses Nov 8, 2010

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    Nutty Noah's Ark

    Scotland in some ways is limited to natural wildlife, being such a small island and also man's persecution over the century's, the victorian era and upto the early 1970's particularily the worst period. That saying we have our wee cuties...our re- introductions  and our...
    kyle4play kyle4play 41-45, M 11 Responses May 9, 2010

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    Urban Central Tennessee

    Let's see here, what all wildlife have I seen here?Well, squirrels, of course. They're everywhere.And a good variety of birds; robins and cardinals and bluejays and sparrows...those huge pigeons that seem to love urban areas.  Crows and ravens, of course.  There's a bunch of...
    Plaid Plaid 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 16, 2012

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    Utah Animals

    I have seen... birds (eagles, falcons, hawks and little ones I can't identify) lizards tarantulas pelicans bison pronghorn deer moose cattle wild horse elk porcupine bear fox bobcat badger
    Lyddia Lyddia 31-35, F Jul 13, 2011

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    Another Visitor

    In what little moonlight coming through the clouds I could make out the shadow of a Tawney Frogmouth.  Trying to move in for a better angle  he took flight.  I figured I spooked him. Not so. He soon returned to his roost with a snack. Er, no thanks, I've...
    WiseOldOwl WiseOldOwl 56-60, M 6 Responses Oct 19, 2010

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    Typical Ohio

    The most common animals we see here in Ohio are cows, horses, squirrels (we have some funny squirrles), rabbits, cats, dogs, chickens... sometimes you will see a sheep, goat, or lama.  During deer mating season, you will see some deer and need to be careful not to hit them...
    autotelic autotelic 26-30, F 5 Responses Jun 6, 2009

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    South Africa... Seen Big One's

    I'm from sunny South africa... which is comonly known for the "big five" .   I have seen the Lion (in the nature reserve as well as the zoo) I have seen the Leopard... most beautiful velvety skin! i have seen the Buffalo... don't ever go to close!! i have seen...
    Ella06 Ella06 18-21, F 13 Responses Feb 8, 2008

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    Country Tasmania

    Where I live, out in the country, we get lots of critters. Especially wallabies (aka "paddemelons" - I don't know why theyr'e also called that). They hang out on the property I live on. At dusk they are all over the place. Walking around here you'll often hear them thumping away...
    GoogleyEye GoogleyEye 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 1, 2011

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    More Than I Thought Would Be Here.

     i have seen herds of deer.i have seen bobcats.even a bear.but what scared me was a big wild hog.i have seen foxes.the funniest thing i seen was an alligator running down the road.and about three miles down the road,a man has a herd of buffalo.they really were something to...
    ghostofmyself ghostofmyself 36-40 Oct 26, 2009

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    I've Seen a Few Around Here...

    I'm always seeing birds- crows especially, but also blue birds or blue jays (maybe both), sparrows, barn swallows, and I think I saw a cardinal once.  Moose- this place is known for moose.  They even have moose tours around here so tourists can try to see one.  I...
    solarxmoon solarxmoon 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 18, 2008

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    New Mexico

      We have two frisky Road Runners (state bird) who live on our block. We also have a skunk that I have never seen but I KNOW it is around. NM is a bird watchers paradise. We have a nature reserve near and we see birds galore. I got a nice pair of binoculars and go out to...
    Dewduster Dewduster 66-70, M 6 Responses Feb 12, 2009

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    Tuataras

    I live in New Zealand so the creatures here are quite extraordinary...i've been to the zoo and saw a tuatara, I've seen wetas and heard maupawks, I haven't seen a kiwi though - but nonetheless, NZ is full of interesting creatures.
    Monstermaster13 Monstermaster13 22-25, M Feb 27, 2013

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    A Few of the Animals In Nanoose Bay

    Racoons - cougars and bears ow my - racoons cougars and bears ow my. There are also lots of deer and some weasels.  There is also a type of gecko lizard in Nanoose Bay. Cheers!
    Nanoose Nanoose 51-55, M Feb 18, 2008

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    Let's See...well When I Lived In My Home State

    of Kansas I saw fox & coyote, bob cats, cottontail & jack rabbits, pheasants & wild turkeys, quail, turtle doves, beautiful hawks chasing striped ground squirrels, barn swallows, mud hatches, starlings, robins, blue jays, king birds, cottontail & mule deer...
    PrettyPixie PrettyPixie 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 6, 2008

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    True Story

    There's a racoon in our attic I'm kind of freaking out racoons can be vicious.
    tenderheart08 tenderheart08 31-35, F 7 Responses Feb 8, 2008

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    Animals In South Africa

    Cheetahs, Elephants, horses, giraffes, springbok, zebras, hyena's, baboons, lions, vultures, warthog, springbucks, Wildebeests, tigers...
    Friendlybabe Friendlybabe 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 12, 2009

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    Animals :)

    Other than at the zoo, I've seen cats, dogs, raccoons, squirrells, skunks, bats, deer, rabbits, mice, rats, hampsters, cows & horses. Also finches, bluejays, bluebirds, parakeets, parrots, seagulls & other birds. Plus hedgehogs, ferrets, turtles, frogs, toads, various types of...
    lyricalongings lyricalongings 31-35, F Mar 28, 2010

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    Animals In My 70000 Acre Garden

    Cheetah Lion Leopard Genet Serval Giraffe Burchell Zebra Cape Mountain Zebra White Rhino Black Rhino Giraffe Lion Kudu Bushbuck Nyala Eland Common Duiker Steenbok Cape Buffalo Red Hartebeest Black Wildebeest Blesbok Oryx Springbok...
    SadRanger SadRanger 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 27, 2010

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    Not Sure If This Counts

    Well children, we can start with our State Bird... the Mosquito. Then there's the State lizard... the Gator. Ok we also have snakes, (they run over easiest) and opossum, (messy when run over) raccoons (damn rabid things), deer, oh COWS we have lots of them (they tip...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality 36-40, F 6 Responses Mar 23, 2008

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    All The Anamals

    when a femal tiger mats and she has babys the male leaves her so she  hast to take care of them on her on  i dont now way the male does that but thats what they do for liveng and the mother hast to find the food for her babys  on her on  because tha male ant there to help her...
    emealy emealy 26-30 Aug 24, 2011

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    Wildlife In Maine- This Will Go On and On

    i tend to be looking for animals all the time, so ive seen much of what there is to see here. its one of my top 5 favorite experiences in life. here is a live butterfly that sat for a while, in my hair. some of the creatures i have seen, i would not be able to identify...
    kittten kittten 46-50, F 1 Response Feb 17, 2008

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    Hope I Can Remember All of Them.

    I live in southern Illinois U.S.A. in an area that's a combination of forests and farmland.  In the time I've lived here I've seen: Deer, Elk, Racoons, possums , red fox, cottontail rabbits, mice, squirrels, box turtles, snapping turtles, Bald eagles, a variety of falcons...
    zillaron zillaron 51-55, M 2 Responses May 25, 2009

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    Animals I See In My Garden:d

    ok so as i write this im looking out into my garden. I can see different types of birds (hoping my cats dont see them aswell). Often i see hares, rabbits, squirrels, different types of birds, frogs, hedgehogs, mice, shruws and also the odd mink. in the field beside me there...
    jesimoon jesimoon 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 27, 2010

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    Inner City Wildlife....

    sorry, no koalas, or snakes, or anything of the sort. lots of cats, few dogs, shitloads of foxes, but not the pretty ones, the mangy, starved ones, who come and sit in your back garden,. or worse, at the stables, where they eat the horses tack... on occasions i have come...
    Tesse Tesse 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 13, 2008

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    Bert - the Brown Water Dragon

    This guy lives in the backyard of a friends home, not far from a creek. He's about 30" (75cm) long, and comes out of the bush late in the afternoon looking for insects, beetles and small frogs.   He's rather proud of himself.
    WiseOldOwl WiseOldOwl 56-60, M 13 Responses Mar 1, 2008

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    Lets See

    We have deer, fox, coyotes, raccoons's, opossum, beaver, rabbits,skunks, sguirrels, chipmunks,  mountain lions, bears, hawks, owls, rattle snakes, what am I forgetting? We have a lot of wild life here. I have never seen a mountain lion but my hubby has. I have heard the coyotes...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 27, 2012

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    Who Are The Critters In Yer Neighborhood...?

    I live in suburban California. I've seen oppossums, fox squirrels and raccoons in my back yard. The most exotic critter was a dead mole - completely unscathed, but dead none-the-less.  Raccoons used to poke their heads in the cat flap which cracked me up. Then one day I heard...
    ybmagpye ybmagpye 56-60, F Apr 1, 2012

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    Staten Island, Ny

    we have tons of wild turkeys. they like to hang out by the hospitals and the mall out here. one wouldnt get off the hood of my car for about 13 hours and he was about 3 and a half feet tall and aggressive so i didnt wanna harrass him off. and by the way staten island is about a...
    bklynsprincess bklynsprincess 22-25, F 2 Responses May 14, 2012

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    It's That Time of the Year Again.

    The mole in the front yard is bugging me again.  I keep trying to drown the little bugger and he digs a new hole, piling the dirt on my nice green lawn!  the nerve of that guy.  I wonder how in the heck he digs a hole and only pushes a little dirt up.  I worry that someday...
    dorobo dorobo 70+, M 6 Responses Aug 2, 2008

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    Alligators and Lizards

    Not where I live now.  We would go to the state park when I was a kid to picnic. I saw alligators or they might have been crocodiles all the time. We would see the big giant curly tailed lizards all around, even in our yard. It was pretty normal to me but people from out of...
    cemev cemev 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 8, 2008

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    Two Horses and Now a Foal

    My land lady told me of a surprise birth last week. I noticed the horses near the creek this morning and went for a wander. Look what I found resting in the long grass.   He did a little happy dance and sought the company of mum.     The Pinto is delusional. He...
    WiseOldOwl WiseOldOwl 56-60, M 15 Responses Apr 5, 2008

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    One I Don't Appreciate.

    The dreaded mosquito! The must be a reason for it's existence but I can't see it. Not nice at 2am buzzing round keeping me awake. Not nice waking at 6am finding my thigh as rough as a pineapple with bites everywhere. Little pests.
    WiseOldOwl WiseOldOwl 56-60, M 20 Responses Dec 15, 2010

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    My Green Tree Frog.

    Well, he's not really mine, he comes and goes as he pleases. But I'm concerned he may have been kidnapped, I haven't seen him for a few days. So please, if you do see him, let me know that he's OK. He sometimes answers to the sound of a boiling kettle. He should answer to...
    WiseOldOwl WiseOldOwl 56-60, M 17 Responses Oct 27, 2010

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    Animals

    I have seen deer, raccoon, fox, squirrel, feral cats, cows, Ostrich(on a farm)  of course rabbits and possums, moles and voles and groundhogs. Last spring I saw a coyote walking down our street. Which is unusual around here although we have a growing population in our state.at...
    MossRose MossRose 56-60, F Sep 21, 2011

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    AGirlSearchingForAnswers AGirlSearchingForAnswers 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 10

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