Favorite Wildlife that Can Be Found in Urban/Suburban NeighborhoodsI'm an animal lover. Since I grew up in suburban and urban areas' I enjoy seeing what little wildlife I can. I pretty sure different areas' have different wildlife. So please feel free to add in what roams around in your town. These are common wild animals in my area. We occasionally get cougars, deer and bears in the neighborhoods out here they're not too common. Plus they're not really from urban or suburban areas', they wonder down from the mountains so I left them out.
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Honestly, I find owls kinda creepy. The exorcist head thing they do with their necks, plus hooting and loud screeching.
Would love to see these beautiful birds. I have never seen an owl or a bat in real life; only on the television. Truth.
I love owls. Some of them get HUGE. They're really loud too.
They're American. In abundance. They seem to have chased off the native British red squirrel, which are so rarely seen now.
I like these guys even though they can be considered pest. If you watch them, they're actually quite comical sometimes.
I see them fight and stuff a lot
They can be aggressive and can carry rabies. I still like seeing them though. Especially when there is a family of them with little babies running around.
My favorite insect. I like the way they turn their heads to look at you. Creepy cool.
A lot of them over here. They get pretty big. Some of them will fly down, perch and chill out near you. I've had one fly down and eat his dinner (mouse) about 15 feet from me.
These guys get a bad rap. They use to freak me out. They look crazy mean with all those sharp teeth. In the face they look like Baraka from Mortal Kombat. I'm fine with them now. They're harmless. I feed two stray cats in my neighborhood. They come up WITH the cats and eat. At first I was nervous about them fighting with the cats but they're cool so I let them eat too. They actually seem like they're buddies. I have three of them (one small, one medium, and one large) that come so often, I named them. The big one's Chompy, the medium one is Bitey and the small one is Nibbler.
Here we have little ones in neighborhood creeks and ponds. But when I was living in Texas, there were these thick stocky frogs all over the place. I wasn't use to it so it was cool to see.
Mostly blue-bellies and alligator lizards here.
Don't like them, don't hate them. Kinda exciting and cool to see them though.
People are scared of them around here. I'm not big or intimidating (5'8 150lbs) and every time I've encountered one, they freak out and run away (maybe I'm really ugly? ). I've encountered a lot of coyotes in my life, never had one get aggressive.
I'm thinking maybe you're used to western coyotes. Eastern coyotes, which carry Canadian wolf genes and can reach 75 pounds, are getting more and more aggressive as they habituate to close proximity with humans.
They are so fluffy.
Have been protected for so long in California, they have no fear of humans, though they do mostly keep hidden. Being near people gives them access to an easy food source, domestic animals and pets.
They are primates that can live in both wilderness and in cities.
Just like rhesus macaques, vervet monkeys are both wild animals and city animals.
In India, gray langurs are allowed to live in cities and are a common sight there.
Believe it or not, chacma baboons can and do live in cities of South Africa, despite wrecking some man-made objects and stealing food.
The Mohol galago is found in the suburbs of Johannesburg and Pretoria in Africa, so it makes sense that galagos are city animals, not just wild animals. They are really cute-looking.
There are, surprisingly, packs of spotted hyenas at Harar in Ethiopia. There, they are quite friendly despite being aggressive in most other parts of Africa.
Strangely, Indian leopards are living in the city of Bera alongside humans, despite being large predators.
Wild Asian elephants are found in various cities of Asia (as domesticated animals), not just in the wild. They are (currently) the largest city animals alive today.