Joined: Sep. 2007
|Quote (ck1 @ Feb. 13 2008,22:59)|
|Suburban location near a stream and park. We have squirrels, chipmunks, foxes, racoons, black snakes, box turtles, and a family of beavers. |
But mainly deer. Lots and lots. They eat everything. Except daffodils. And create problems for drivers - we have hit two of them on the road.
Sounds like New Joisey. I was born and raised out West; moved to NJ back in '93 (in a covered wagon, up hill both ways, by crackey!) These mangy varmints they call deer out here are a real nuisance. Did, however, see an albino once. It was cool except for what it said about predator depletion and likely over-population too.
The one fantastic/disappointing experience I had was driving back West with my son a couple of years ago (he goes to school in Olympia, WA). We stopped in Yellowstone, in the middle of Elk rutting season. The bull elk were magnificent in appearance but I couldn't believe their rutting calls! Nothing that big and regal should have a call like a cranky 6 mo. old baby!
Saw the rest of the big five while we were there: bison (hard to miss - they're all over the place), prong horn, moose (in the Tetons), a single Griz.