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    Animals in your area

    Driving home, I passed the resident herd of antelope, which lives about 2 miles from my house on a large cattle ranch.

    Got me thinking, what animals do you see, or live in your area, that not everyone in the country has living around them?

    We have elk, pronghorn antelope, bighorn sheep nearby. I haven't seen an elk up close, but I've seen antelope and bighorn sheep.

    I've also seen a mountain lion while on patrol.
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    We have a lot of geese and ducks in our back acreage. Also some deer and coyotes. Our property backs up to a major river so we have good fishing also.
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    Badgers, deer, rabbits, foxes and squirrels. Oh and horses, sheep, cows and pigs on the farms.
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    Coyotes and foxes are the most unusual. People hit deer here in the winter time more with cars than bullets. We also round up more loose cows and horses than a damn rodeo clown. We get our fair share of stray dogs too.
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    Deer and foxes in my JD. Also see turkey and the occasional wild hog running around. There used to be a honest to goodness peacock that lived down the road from my house. I have no idea how it got there, but it appeared to roam free.

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    I grew up wandering around the great outdoors & have hunted/fished most of it. But I am still amazed that I've seen more fox running around in the past 2 years than I have my whole life; and they were all in town. I rarely go a shift now without seeing 1 somewhere in my beat.
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    LOTS of whitetail deer, raccoon, 'possum, fox, coyote. Deer are so plentiful that the City is working with deer biologists to try to reduce the herd. They are causing a lot of damage to ornamental shrubbery.
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    In my town you can see deer, coyotes, deer, cows, foxes, horses, deer, raccoons, opossum, groundhogs, deer, and geese. Oh, and black bears on occasion. Sometimes you'll see bald eagles flying around - there was a monitored nest which was unfortunately destroyed during Hurricane Sandy, but the eagles are still around.
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    Amoung otherthings, we got a couple of democrats dopwn the road. But they stay away and don't bother no one except during election times. Just gotta put up with them. Can't eat them and won't join them
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    We don't have anything interesting or fun around me.

    Tons of deer (its said by some that my county has the best deer hunting in MN...but I don't care because I don't hunt), geese, ducks, foxes, tons of coyotes, lots of bald eagles hawks and owls, etc.

    We also get occasional black bears. The DNR would say otherwise, but we also get occasional wolves and mountain lions coming through.
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    Deer, fox, coyote, opossum, armadillo, skunk, raccoon, gray squirrel, horses, cows, flying squirrel, Sherman's fox squirrel (one of my personal favorites), snakes of all kinds, gators, bobcat, wild turkey, turkey vultures, red tailed hawks, great horned owl, snapping turtles, and probably a partridge in a pear tree.
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    I forgot to mention the owls, possums, raccoons, and there are hundreds of eagles here.
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    More wild turkeys than Carter has peanuts.

    Quote Originally Posted by luckyme View Post
    There used to be a honest to goodness peacock that lived down the road from my house. I have no idea how it got there, but it appeared to roam free.
    I hit a peacock with the car once. You'd think such a feathery bird would be quite light in body, but it made a great thud as it flew across, and intersected with, my windscreen. One less cock on the road anyhow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ducky View Post
    Deer, fox, coyote, opossum, armadillo, skunk, raccoon, gray squirrel, horses, cows, flying squirrel, Sherman's fox squirrel (one of my personal favorites), snakes of all kinds, gators, bobcat, wild turkey, turkey vultures, red tailed hawks, great horned owl, snapping turtles, and probably a partridge in a pear tree.
    Ducky, you forgot the odd Couger that seem to roam around the marshes and Black Bear that asre along the Codast and in the Mountains that travel along the savanah river. even here in Lexington County the bears and rear Mtn Lion are seen. It may be strange to most, but Myrtle Beach (Grand Strand)beach does have a problem with bears in the winter (off season)

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    LEO's shot a mountain lion three blocks from my house. I have live trapped a ground hog in my backyard. There are opossum, raccoon and deer. A man crossing my store's parking lot was killed by a deer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bayern View Post
    Ducky, you forgot the odd Couger that seem to roam around the marshes and Black Bear that asre along the Codast and in the Mountains that travel along the savanah river. even here in Lexington County the bears and rear Mtn Lion are seen. It may be strange to most, but Myrtle Beach (Grand Strand)beach does have a problem with bears in the winter (off season)
    I was just listing off the ones I've seen around my immediate area. If I broaden it to a couple of counties we both know the list would be about fifteen times longer and more bizarre. Hunting Island state park, right on the ocean, has a horrible problem with sassy raccoons. One climbed in my car, and when we chased him off he waddled to the neighbor's campsite and deliberately bit their water hose.

    Do mosquitoes count as animals? We grow them huge around here. And red velvet ants (aka cow ants).
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