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

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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 13 Responses Apr 5, 2008

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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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    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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    Endless Commotion

    Shall I begin.... There are bears, foxes, coyotes, squirrels, chippys, racoons, small rodents, birds of all kinds, snakes, insects (When don't you see them), a fisher, turkey, ground hogs, deer, and etc. I live near the woods, so yeah, we get quite a variety of animals :P
    Lilysilver13 Lilysilver13 16-17, F Jun 2, 2011

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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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    Too Many Too Count

    Animals in Maine (and from zoo's in Maine) I have seen with my own eyes:(Believe it or not I haven't seen a moose with my own eyes.)* White tail deer (out of everything seen this most of all)* Almost every forest bird ever-chickadee's (obviously sense its Maine's state bird) blue...
    HaleyBloodRedRose1995 HaleyBloodRedRose1995 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 11, 2011

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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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    Peacocks! Man

    i don't see really anything but at my cousind house in san diego the have peacocks walking through the neighborhood! its really cool, i visit them quite offten and people in the middle of the country might wake up to roosters but they wak up to peacocks making noise(sometimes...
    JapanNinja JapanNinja 13-15, F Jun 13, 2010

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Northeast Ohio

    I have the following in my yard: deer coyotes raccoon rabbits skunks sguirrels chipmunks hawks owls Buzzards Garter snakes wild turkey Wolf spiders (man they are all over the place too) I know I'm forgetting some. What I really don't like though is the herd of deer that just tear...
    nytro44 nytro44 51-55, M 1 Response Sep 17, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    Concrete Jungle

    Since I live in the concrete jungle I don't see many animals except for the animals on two legs ... they are actually the most dangerous!!!
    pixelita pixelita 36-40, F 24 Responses Sep 18, 2009

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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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    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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    Wildlife That I Have Seen Near Me

    Black bear, Deer, Bobcat, Turkey, Rabbits, Redtail Hawks, Racoons, Snakes, Groundhogs, A number of different birds. Horses, Livestock, Sheep, Cows, Pigs, Chickens, Etc. I do live in a rather rural area. With my house back in the woods. So I tend to see a lot of wildlife.
    nudistguyny nudistguyny 70+, M 1 Response Feb 28, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    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 19 Responses Dec 15, 2010

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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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    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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    West of Ireland

    All the usual domestic animals - horses, goats, cattle, sheep, pigs, cats and dogs, donkeys, hens, ducks, geese ... Some wild animals - Connemara ponies, foxes, deer, swans, moorhens, mink, rabbits, rats, voles, frogs, pike, wild brown trout, dragonflies, numerous birds of...
    womaninbliss womaninbliss 51-55, F 3 Responses Sep 18, 2009

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    We Have Deer, Bears, Beavers, Etc

    I live in Georgia. We have bears, deer, beavers, birds, foxes, animals that you would normally see in the woods. I haven't seen any exotic animals since I live in rural Georgia, but I did see deer several times. It was sort of interesting, but not really. I really want to see a...
    shygirl93 shygirl93 16-17, F Jul 5, 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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    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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    In My Yard

    And I live right outside the Nation's Capital (I'm not going to count the cats, dogs [and occasional wolf blend] or the rather infrequent nearby deer): raccoon, possum, bunny rabbits (such a quaint term), eastern box turtle, red salamander, deKay's snake, hummingbirds (plus the...
    warmwhisper warmwhisper 46-50, F Jun 26, 2010

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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 4 Responses Mar 10, 2008

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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