Favorite Wildlife that Can Be Found in Urban/Suburban Neighborhoods

THC13
I'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.

The Top Ten

1 Owls Owls

I love owls. Some of them get HUGE. They're really loud too. - THC13

2 Squirrels Squirrels Squirrels are members of the family Sciuridae, a family that includes small or medium-size rodents. The squirrel family includes tree squirrels, ground squirrels, chipmunks, marmots, flying squirrels, and prairie dogs amongst other rodents.

I like these guys even though they can be considered pest. If you watch them, they're actually quite comical sometimes. - THC13

I see them fight and stuff a lot - EliHbk

3 Raccoons Raccoons The raccoon, sometimes spelled racoon, also known as the common raccoon, North American raccoon, northern raccoon and colloquially as coon, is a medium-sized mammal native to North America.

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. - THC13

4 Praying Mantis Praying Mantis

My favorite insect. I like the way they turn their heads to look at you. Creepy cool. - THC13

5 Possum

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. - THC13

6 Hawks

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. - THC13

7 Coyotes

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. - THC13

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.

8 Frogs

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. - THC13

9 Lizards

Mostly blue-bellies and alligator lizards here. - THC13

10 Snakes Snakes Snakes are elongated, legless, carnivorous reptiles of the suborder Serpentes that can be distinguished from legless lizards by their lack of eyelids and external ears.

Don't like them, don't hate them. Kinda exciting and cool to see them though. - THC13

The Contenders

11 Crows
12 Seagull Seagull
13 Foxes

They are so fluffy.

14 Grey Squirrels

They're American. In abundance. They seem to have chased off the native British red squirrel, which are so rarely seen now. - Britgirl

15 Mountain Lions Mountain Lions The cougar, also commonly known as the mountain lion, puma, panther, or catamount, is a large felid of the subfamily Felinae native to the Americas.

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.

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