Closest to outdoor wildlife

@bamakelly (5194)
United States
February 9, 2009 3:57pm CST
What is the closest to wildlife you have ever gotten to outside your window? Do you live in an area where there are woods or forest area?
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@lilybug (21148)
• United States
10 Feb 09
I just moved from a rural area a few weeks ago to move back to the city. I was always seeing turkeys and deer. Sometimes right in the side yard. It was nice and quiet so the animals felt comfortable getting that close.
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@bamakelly (5194)
• United States
20 Feb 09
Thanks for your reply lilybug. It is nice and quiet when there are animals close up. It is a good feeling that those wild animals feel that comfortable to come up to you. So you have moved now to the city. I myself used to live in the city life and I miss it sometimes however I think that the country life really provides some serenity all of its own.
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• Philippines
20 Feb 09
where we are settled right now, there is no sight like this. we are occupying an apartment in the city. it is all concrete, two floors with two bedrooms upstairs. i am trying to take a peek through some windows at the bedrooms to see the view to give you an honest answer. well, i see some trees. mango trees abound in the place, some coconut trees, there are other trees that i cannot identify. now, i know that the residents of this area are lovers of trees, too. it is this love which have driven them all to plant all those trees.
@JoyfulOne (6242)
• United States
20 Feb 09
I've lived on a farm for my entire life. I'm very close to nature each and every day. In between the house and the back fields, there's many acres of woods and streams, so we have lots and lots of wildlife running around every day. I always see many deer out my back window, coyotes, wild turkeys, rabbits and such. There's also owls, and other large birds of prey. We had bear floating around the woods a few years ago, but haven't seen any this past year (and I'm personally glad of that! lol) I love being this close to nature every day, I cannot imagine living in a city.
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@bamakelly (5194)
• United States
20 Feb 09
It sounds very beautiful and serene to be in the area that you are mentioning. I live in Alabama where it is more rural from where I used to live in a city a while back. I kind of enjoy the quiet a little more now that I am a little older. I have a sense of appreciating nature a little more. I love owls. They are such pretty creatures. I wish I could see them more often where I am living. It seems that you are in an ideal spot for catching sight of the wilderness. Sounds like you are happy and I thank you for such a wonderful response.
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@JoyfulOne (6242)
• United States
20 Feb 09
Thanks for best response bama :-) Yes, I do love the area I live in. Where else can I watch baby vultures being taught how to soar on air currents?! (For such an uggggggggly faced bird, they sure have graceful flight lol) Alabama! One of my favorite states to visit...used to camp down there a lot many years ago. Have a wonderful weekend!
@moneymommy (3420)
• United States
20 Feb 09
I live right next store to a woodsy field. Last year I opened my door and found a turquoise snake sitting on the porch. The snake was harmless but still startled me. I didn't know it was harmless at first so I just didn't go out and looked it up and found out it was harmless.
@Chevee (5915)
• United States
20 Feb 09
I live in an area where there are a lot of wildlife. I see deers, opossums,raccoons,squirrels, snakes. I love the wildlife. I don't get close to the things but I really like watching them from a distance.
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• United States
25 Feb 09
I live out in the country surrounded by forests and wildlife. Sometimes they get too close. The deer have a regular route through the gardens, I chase racoons off my front porch not 3 feet away from my door (they like to steal the cats food) Last fall my dog was on the losing end of a chase with a skunk, he came streaking in through the house before I could stop him and rubbed himself up against the furniture. It took about 3 days to get rid of the smell. My neighbor had one of her sheep killed by a cougar last year etc But aside from the little annoyances it's pretty cool living in the country. I hear the coyotes sing almost every night, bullfrogs too. I once had an Elk run past me up my driveway barely 10 feet from where I was standing. He was magnificent. There's a pond about 20 yards from my house where I see migrating heron, geese, ducks etc. The wild turkeys, pheasants, hawks, quail and owls are here year round. I love the big old bull snakes, they keep the mice down and the bats are really neat to watch flying around. I love living in the country.
• Philippines
20 Feb 09
your discussion brought me to the window to have a good sight of what is the view from there. an abundance of those big trees in this place has caught me by surprise. i never thought that there are so many of them around here. most of them i cannot identify as to what kind or name do they have. however, i can identify some varieties of mangoes, there are coconut trees, too. i believe that we are lucky that we are settled in this part of city. the people who have been residing around here have green thumbs though they are leading the city life.