U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > General U.S. > City vs. City
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
View Poll Results: What critters...
rat 34 56.67%
snake 31 51.67%
rabbit 29 48.33%
walrus 3 5.00%
sea lion 10 16.67%
pigeons 34 56.67%
pelican 8 13.33%
alligator 7 11.67%
deer 29 48.33%
other 31 51.67%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 60. You may not vote on this poll

Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 09-09-2009, 11:27 PM
 
517 posts, read 995,535 times
Reputation: 207

Advertisements

Sea Lions....these suckers are freaking loud. You can hear them blocks away. If you ever stay in San Francisco don't stay near the wharf because you will be hearing them bark all night.


YouTube - Mad Sea Lions at Fisherman's Wharf
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 09-10-2009, 02:53 PM
 
Location: Columbus,Ohio
1,015 posts, read 2,700,024 times
Reputation: 469
In Columbus Ohio there are birds of many types ,lots of squirrels, raccoons, Opossums( they are ugly and cranky), rabbits, cats ,dogs and the occassional fox, coyote and deer.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-11-2009, 08:02 AM
 
Location: MichOhioigan
1,412 posts, read 2,109,633 times
Reputation: 1206
Quote:
Originally Posted by backdrifter View Post
There was a black bear running around inner city Seattle earlier this year.
I think this will become more commonplace and hence more of a nuisance in the next two decades. Thirty years ago it was unusual to see deer in and around metro areas. Now in many cities they are everywhere, everyday pests like rabbits or skunks. Black bears have been sighted near urban areas in N.E. Ohio and near Ann Arbor, Michigan. I believe the bears are just following the deer as their habitat continues to be encroached upon. At least we never had to worry that our children or pets would be mauled by a deer. How will these "suburban" bears react when we surprise them by our garbage cans or behind our garages?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-11-2009, 07:01 PM
 
Location: Closer than you think!
1,948 posts, read 2,587,196 times
Reputation: 1331
I'm going with other. The critters in my city (Houston) are northern transplants...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-12-2009, 02:26 AM
 
Location: Chicago
38,692 posts, read 77,040,847 times
Reputation: 28901
My favorite is when we're sitting around the picnic table for a late-night beer and a big ol' possum goes ambling right by us without a hint of apprehension, like it runs the joint.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-12-2009, 07:17 PM
 
Location: St Paul, MN - NJ's Gold Coast
5,258 posts, read 10,218,650 times
Reputation: 3006
Rabbits and Pigeons from that list.

I have one groundhog that's been chilling for years.
I like the variety of birds here though, I'm close to the river so i see herons, blue jays, cardinals, robins, geese, sparrows, ravens, pigeons, seagulls, finch(goldfinch state bird), swans, and sometimes you'd see a green parrot type bird.


o yea, and squirrels... I've also see deer, but not in the city, just on highways, or in more rural communities.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-14-2009, 01:29 AM
 
Location: Germantown, MD
1,359 posts, read 2,862,192 times
Reputation: 561
A lot of these:


...but (thankfully) only a few of these :

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-15-2009, 01:38 PM
 
Location: Shawnee, KS
1,174 posts, read 1,161,094 times
Reputation: 1149
Kansas City-
Snakes
rabbits
ocassionnaly rats
SPIDERS!! SPIDERS!! SPIDERS!!
deer
many others of course
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-15-2009, 09:50 PM
 
Location: Outside of Chicago
4,404 posts, read 2,772,437 times
Reputation: 6042
NW burbs of Chicago.
Opossum, raccoons, skunks, fox, coyotes, deer, various types of snakes, birds, and bats, rodents (squirrels, rats, mice). There are also elk (transplants from Montana and confined) in a near by town in a forest preserve.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-15-2009, 09:55 PM
 
1,013 posts, read 1,971,634 times
Reputation: 450
Here's a hint where i live. We have snakes, scorpions, coyotes, gila monsters, javellinas and jackrabbits. The answer: Phoenix. Although you hardly ever see these creatures in the city, you will easily find them in outlying areas and newly-developed neighborhoods.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $99,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > General U.S. > City vs. City

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2016, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 - Top