Despite the fact that my backyard goes uphill to a busy stretch of Rte 1, we get some wildlife because of the creek and woods behind the houses across the street. A couple of weeks ago, I was eating breakfast in the kitchen with the back door open and there was a sudden commotion when a fox jumped up on the patio rail to try to get a squirrel that had scrambled on to the ledge under the patio roof. But more concerning were the coyote visits which seem to have stopped, for now anyway. Animal Control told me to call if they seemed sick, started traveling in packs, or made a habitat on my property. Otherwise, they're aware of their presence and we just have to coexist.
Yep. Humans have encroached on a lot of habitat but animals are starting to learn to coexist. We need to too...as long as we keep an eye on smaller pets and things!
We had acres of meadow behind our old place in NY and saw just about everything there except moose and bears (though I saw bears in nearby woods).
Yes, we have taken away a lot of their habitat, so I have always been happy to coexist and I enjoy seeing them. But the coyotes are another story, since I got a good up close look at the larger one (I think it was probably a mother first and then at least one kit).
Good point. At least they aren't wolves, which are big enough to threaten humans more.