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Old 01-14-2008, 04:44 PM
 
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Default Kentucky wildlife

What kind of wildlife is in Kentucky? In particular, in the small towns surrounding Lexington? I was wondering about bears, coyotes, mountain lions, etc. and I would also be interested to find out what type of snakes are indigenous to Kentucky.
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Old 01-14-2008, 05:00 PM
 
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This may help:

Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources - Species Information, Maps, and GIS
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Old 01-14-2008, 05:44 PM
 
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The Bluegrass region has less wildlife of all kinds because there is very little forest separated by miles of open fields

In the Eastern KY mountains and parts of South Central KY there are a few Black Bears, Copperhead snakes, and very rarely a report of Mountain Lions. Coyotes are common throughout the state
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Old 01-14-2008, 07:31 PM
 
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There are also copperheads in Louisville. As a matter of fact, there was a hatchling brought into the zoo that had been found in Iroquois park.
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Old 01-15-2008, 12:53 AM
 
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Yeah but it's unheard that copperhead bite actually kills human being, they shy and timid little critters with not alot of toxicity in venom. The coolest snake I've seen in person was rare and harmless hog-nosed snake, notorious for resembling and putting on display of deadly adder... hissing and raising hell when you meet em, though there's nothing poisonous about em at all. Sadly now the hog-nosed snake is near extinct on account of people gettin scared by hog-nose snake's performance and killing em on sight. I guess people hatin snakes must like rats'n mice.

Meanwhile foxes staging comeback in vacinity of Ft.Knox military reservation couple of yrs ago. Gorgeous critters with red hair fur and huge bushy tail, seen couple of them myself. Fox visited and temporarily "terrorized" trailerpark where I lived at Radcliff, one snatched a cat outside the cat lady's trailer. Crazy but amiable old gal had something like a dozen cats livin with her. And smelling lotsa cat peee, y'all caint blame the fox.

Yeppers, there's tons of wildlife at Kentucky including 12 different species of squirrel (our state/national mammal) that deserves respect and recognition at being allowed to live forever wild and free says me.

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Old 01-15-2008, 05:47 AM
 
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I agree KY. I don't have a single problem with snakes. I have seen coyote and foxes(there were some in the zoo that were killing the collection bar-head geese, left those danged Canada Geese alone) and to me those things are beautiful! Oh, and there was the time that a fox was running down the street next to the zoo (through a neighborhood) and we tried to chase it back into the woods so it wouldn't get hit. Yes, we do have a variety!
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Old 01-15-2008, 07:35 AM
 
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
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I'm on the outer edge of Jefferson County on 5 wooded acres and we have a bunch of wildlife. We've got deer, turkey, coyotes and my wife running around in the back yard.
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Old 01-15-2008, 12:16 PM
 
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Don't forget the elk herds that have been reintroduced into the eastern parts of the state. They are apparently thriving and are holding very controlled hunting seasons to boost tourism.
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Old 01-15-2008, 03:14 PM
 
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my wife running around in the back yard.
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Old 02-28-2008, 08:01 AM
 
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This is probably just a rumor, but supposedly in a certain area in Eastern Kentucky there are a few wolves making a comeback. I was told this by a cousin, I didnt believe it, in fact I asked him if he meant coyotes, but he swears wolves.
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