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Old 06-29-2010, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Eastchester, Bronx, NY
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On the way home from work a week ago, there was a raccoon standing on the platform on the north end of Dyre Avenue Station - munching on something w/o a care in the world. The train doors opened and it ran away.

I've seen a couple of skunks in the neighborhoods at night (not exactly easy to spot).
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Old 06-29-2010, 07:41 PM
 
Location: Queens, NY
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The only place I've seen a raccoon is over in/around Brookville Park. But I wouldn't be surprised if there were more around...there was allegedly a coyote roaming around Rochdale/Springfield Gardens a few months back. There are places they could easily live in down here anyway (the larger parks and unkempt/abandoned grassy areas).
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Old 06-29-2010, 08:14 PM
 
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On the way home from work a week ago, there was a raccoon standing on the platform on the north end of Dyre Avenue Station - munching on something w/o a care in the world. The train doors opened and it ran away.

I've seen a couple of skunks in the neighborhoods at night (not exactly easy to spot).

Oh wow. I'm from around there. I've seen the raccoons late at night and in the early morning but never in the station. And I've never seen a skunk either. There are possums around there too. They're really ugly.
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Old 06-29-2010, 08:56 PM
 
Location: DC/Brooklyn, NY/Miami, FL
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With all the death and destruction we have spread in this world I think it would be right to share our living spare with a few Raccoons. There are 8 million people in this city; are we so selfish that we can't make room for a few hundred Raccoons. They are more scared of you than you should be of them.
Oh gosh ,
Go hug a tree *points to tree*
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Old 06-30-2010, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Long Island
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Yes, I remember we almost ran over one on on the Eastbound side of the Southern State Parkway (really Southwest Nassau).

I'm so used to everything being from Southeast Queens (the South Jamaica/Locust Manor/Springfield Gardens area). A waterbug (palmetto bug aka humongous roach) flew onto my face (on 2 occasions), hawks, coyotes, squirrels, stray pitbulls/rottweilers (like seeing a loose lion/tiger lol), seagulls, pigeons, sparrows, stray cats, hornets, dragon flies, mosquitos, mice/rats, roaches, spiders, ants, maggots, "flocks" of gnats, possums, raccoons, loose cows (lol), etc.

I remember a large bird dropped a smaller bird on the hood of the car, it was a BANG but I don't think it'd be heavy enough to crack the window.

These things don't even scare me anymore.
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Old 06-30-2010, 02:20 PM
 
Location: North shore, Long Island
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LOL!!!!!!!!! I don't mean to laugh at the original poster. but I found it funny that anyone would be afraid of a raccoon. She would be frighten for her life if she rode 30 miles east and saw deer, wild turkey, pheasants and fox that are common sightings east of Route 112.
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Old 07-01-2010, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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You don't have to go 30 miles east to find pheasants. Head over to the Gateway National Recreation Area. More pheasants than you can shake a stick at!

Isn't it amazing how people think that there wouldn't be any wildlife here just because it's a big city? If you take the A train out to the Rockaways, it passes through a wildlife preserve just before arriving at Broad Channel. What a strange sight--watching egrets nesting from a subway train!

New York City also happens to have one of the last remaining colonies of black squirrels, which have become extinct throughout most of the Northeast. And check this out: if you're wandering around Prospect Park at the right time of year, you can sometimes see ruby throated hummingbirds!
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Old 07-02-2010, 02:37 AM
 
Location: North shore, Long Island
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There are still black squirrels in Toronto. When I first saw them I thought maybe the weather up there turned them that color. LOL! I was a kid on my first visit to Toronto.
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Old 07-03-2010, 08:35 AM
 
Location: NYC
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Yes, I remember we almost ran over one on on the Eastbound side of the Southern State Parkway (really Southwest Nassau).

I'm so used to everything being from Southeast Queens (the South Jamaica/Locust Manor/Springfield Gardens area). A waterbug (palmetto bug aka humongous roach) flew onto my face (on 2 occasions), hawks, coyotes, squirrels, stray pitbulls/rottweilers (like seeing a loose lion/tiger lol), seagulls, pigeons, sparrows, stray cats, hornets, dragon flies, mosquitos, mice/rats, roaches, spiders, ants, maggots, "flocks" of gnats, possums, raccoons, loose cows (lol), etc.

I remember a large bird dropped a smaller bird on the hood of the car, it was a BANG but I don't think it'd be heavy enough to crack the window.

These things don't even scare me anymore.
Loose COWS
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Old 07-03-2010, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Springfield Gardens, NY
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I saw a possum last night walking on the sidewalk in front of my house. Damn those things are ugly.
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