I love to watch for wildlife... I saw a Mountain Lion....

@mari61960 (4895)
United States
February 22, 2007 4:58pm CST
I am always looking for wildlife when out and about. I linve in Massachusetts, one of the New England States. I even take back roads at dusk and early morning in hopes of seeing something good. I've seen the usual deer, coyotes, skunks, opposums, groundhogs, various birds and such. The most oout of place animal I have seen is a Mountain Lion in Connecticut, USA. They aren't supposed to be there. I did a search and found there have been sightings but nothing has been proven... Have you ever seen any good wildlife sightings, or animals not native wandering or flying in your area?
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@Zebrochka (333)
• Brazil
23 Feb 07
Mari, I also love the wild life a lot, and one of my favourite things to do is to watch those marvellous programs on Discovery Channel, Animal Planet and National Geographic about animals. At the same time I don't like going to zoos, because it hurts to see animals locked in cages. When I was little we had an apartment on the very edge of Moscow. There was a circle road going around the city,and behind it were woods going for kilometers down to the countryside. At that times these woods were still full of wild life, including mooses and deers. That is why these woods are called the "Moose Island". I remember one day a young deer crossed the road and started running around our block getting more and more scared each minute. I remember police coming to take him in order to bring back to the woods. We used to go for a walk in these woods a lot, and in winter we would go there for cross-country ski. But, I must admit, I have never seen any unusual animal, out of our area.
• Brazil
23 Feb 07
Mari, while looking at your pictures I noticed that you live in a pretty wild area. I mean, you have wild woods right behind your door - it that right? Keeping in mind all this beautiful wild nature, still and all, I wanted to ask you, don't you get afraid of theese woods from time to time? I mean, now at this season, with no white snow, but no green leaves at the same time, for example, the woods look kind of grim, especially at night or dusk. Our family summer house was also located in a pretty wild place, and sometimes I was afraid of woods a lot, especially at night! Looking out of the window I was imagining different scary creatures that might live over there, and probably watch me at night... hehehehe ... it might sound stupid to you, but woods at night really scare me to my guts.
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@mari61960 (4895)
• United States
23 Feb 07
Yes I watch all those programs..lol I would love to live near the moose, I just love them. We've had bigfoot sightings and big black dogs with red glowing eyes reported. Police officers said these two big black dogs were the size of ponies... It was way back years ago but weird none the less. We live in part of the Bridgewater Triangle well close to it. There have been reports of all kinds of strange animals, birds..including "giant teradactyl" type. There are also lots of reports of paranormal activity and ufo's. So I do sometimes get a little nervous about the woods but I still love the woods better than anyplace else...lol When camping I have sat by the fire of my site alone and with a friend and watched the skunks, deer, raccons and foxes roam around our camp area. One time a skunk walked up from behind me, right under my chair and out between my two feet. I was camping alone and almost had a heart attack when it brushed against my leg and then I saw what it was...hehehe It just waddled on accross the grass and into the night. One night a friend an I were camping and a fox and skunk were traveling around together. It was the strangest unlikely thing I've seen.
@patrice7 (1194)
• United States
1 Mar 07
wow mari!.i also love to watch for wildlife too unfortunately here in my place i cant really see a lot of them because i live in the city and the city zoo or park here is so far away.. i love to see wildlife in their natural habitat thats why i go for animal planet or national geographic channel. anyways i would really like to be in your place and see all those deers and gorundhogs and all animals real and live and i their natural home.. i think that your place really gives you the opportunity to be able to enjoy wildlife in its own savage beauty.. to compensate for the lack of natural wildlife here in my place me and my friends go mountaineering and in the course we see wild birds and monkeys and other animals too and everytime i see them i feel very happy and i feel like im tarzan or something.. i havent seen animals that shouldnt be in the area that, but maybe, hopefully someday i may be able to do that and capture the moment.
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@mari61960 (4895)
• United States
1 Mar 07
Oh I love monkeys, I would love to see then in their natural habitat. I've never been mountaineering, I'm probably not up to that..hehehe
@crazynurse (7489)
• United States
24 Feb 07
We love watching for wildlife too! There is a mountain behind our house and a river about a half mile in front of our house. There is a large, empty field beside our house. On many mornings there will be deer in the field, they come down the mountain and through the field down to the river! They have become so used to the cars that they don't even run! Yesterday we saw the back end of what appeared to be a coyote going down to the river! That was a first for us! (we have read in the paper that there has been several sightings) We do get oppsums, but I don't like those! I LOVE BIRDS!! We have feeders and get all types! I especially love the yellow finches that we get in the summer months!
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@mari61960 (4895)
• United States
24 Feb 07
I live on a busy state highway with a bus station and the college within a 1/4 mile it's terrible for the wildlife habitat..or what's left of it. Still the deer are in our backyard and right across the street next to the college baseball field..lol There are also alot of woods behind my house and included with the college accross the street. We have coyotes come from across the street right up our driveway to go through our yard into the woods behind us and to the river.... Coyotes are seen here alot these days, almost to the point of concern...they just have no where to go. We keep taking all their resources away from them and everything else. One evening my friend and I were perusing the college parking lot near the train station. It borders the woods and there is frequently wildlife out and about at night. They were doing constuction and had dug up a skunks den on the side of a hill. We saw the mother roming around with her little babies around her like skirt hunting grubs on the side of the road..it was so cute, but they had just destroyed her den that day. At least they survived the "big dig"....rant done...sorry..lol
@SimplyJo (1694)
• India
23 Feb 07
I'm a huge wildlife lover. My love for wildlife grew coz my dad's a wildlife tour operator and i keep getting free trips to the jungles. I have seen a lot of game in the jungles but one rare sighting was the hornbill which i saw flying right over the local zoo. it wa beautiful and i feel lucky coz we don't have them in this city.. he must be flying over or something. Thanks for a lovely topic.
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@mari61960 (4895)
• United States
24 Feb 07
I've never been to the jungle before...that must be really fun. How awesome to see the hornbill flying over, I've only seen them in pictures.
• United States
23 Feb 07
I too, love wildlife. I live in the desert, with no paved roads, but dirt ones. We have a lot of wild animals out here still. There are wild donkey, wild horses, rabbits, bore, groundhogs, tiny Mexican squirrels, deer, wolves, coyotes, eagles, and more. At night it is so quiet. We don't have neigbors, and I can sit on the back porch under millions of stars and listen to all the creatures. They constantly are on our property. It is so awesome out here.
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@mari61960 (4895)
• United States
23 Feb 07
Oh, I'm so envious...that's just how I would like to live. I have always said I wan't to live in a cabin in the woods where it's just me and the wildlife under the stars. I love stargazing too. Too many lights in my area for good viewing but when I lived in Washington it was great.
@mssnow (9493)
• United States
22 Feb 07
I love wildlife and nature. I go for walks out by the river just to watch the wildlife. We have some beautiful wildflowers here in Oregon. But what I like to do mostly is watch the beavers at work by our river. They are such fun to see and if you get too close you will see their tails splat down on the water hard so they can warn their Friends and family. They are such fun to watch!!
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@mari61960 (4895)
• United States
23 Feb 07
Oh how I would love to watch that. We do have beavers in our state but I don't have them near me. Sounds absolutely devine though. I just love watching all wildlife in their natural habitat.
@Zebrochka (333)
• Brazil
24 Feb 07
I am sorr, I just was came across this phrase in your post: I live in Massachusetts, one of the New England states... I thought Massachusetts and New England are just different states Isn't it right? Please, explain
@mari61960 (4895)
• United States
24 Feb 07
New England is a six-state region in the northeast corner of the United States of America. It includes the states of: Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Maine and Vermont. It's kind of confusing to people not familiar with the USA. I hope that explains it for you.
• Brazil
1 Mar 07
Thank you! Now I got it :-)