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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

Old 09-09-2009, 10:27 PM
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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
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Old 09-10-2009, 01:53 PM
Location: Columbus,Ohio
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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.
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Old 09-11-2009, 07:02 AM
Location: MichOhioigan
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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?
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Old 09-11-2009, 06:01 PM
Location: Closer than you think!
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I'm going with other. The critters in my city (Houston) are northern transplants...
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Old 09-12-2009, 01:26 AM
Location: Chicago
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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.
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Old 09-12-2009, 06:17 PM
Location: St Paul, MN - NJ's Gold Coast
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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.
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Old 09-14-2009, 12:29 AM
Location: Germantown, MD
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A lot of these:

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

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Old 09-15-2009, 12:38 PM
Location: Shawnee, KS
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Kansas City-
ocassionnaly rats
many others of course
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Old 09-15-2009, 08:50 PM
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Location: Outside of Chicago
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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.
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Old 09-15-2009, 08:55 PM
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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.
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