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Have you seen more wildlife where you live in the last four months?

Asked by Mama_Cakes (10929points) 2 months ago from iPhone

My aunt and uncle live in a little cul de sac with a bunch of family homes. Since Covid, they’ve been seeing deer walk up and down their street. They said that prior to Covid, it was rare to see deer in their backyard even. One morning a doe walked up to their kitchen window and peered in while they were having their breakfast.

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Tropical_Willie's avatar

Same – - deer, rabbits and squirrel. We’ve got a forest green-way along a stream 200 yards away which animal habitat.

Demosthenes's avatar

There have been more mountain lion sightings here lately and that’s not a coincidence.

elbanditoroso's avatar

Surprisingly not, but it’s been hotter than hot in the Atlanta area (which is nothing new) and my guess is that most wildlife is chilling in the forest or around the ponds and lakes as best as they can.

Even the lightning bugs have been scarcer than usual. I think that cricket (or cicada) season is starting now – heard a bunch last night.

LadyMarissa's avatar

I’ve noticed an increase in squirrels. Don’t know IF it’s because I’m home & outside to see them or IF there are more in my yard. That could also be due to the fact that my dog used to chase them as soon as they looked at the yard & now she’s so old that she doesn’t even bother to look at them. They no longer fear her!!!

I haven’t seen them, but there are reports all around the town of bears strolling casually through people’s yards or even down the middle of the streets. I’m wondering IF that has anything to do with more people being at home so more food in the garbage cans???

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

I saw a muskrat the other day but then, I look for them.
I look for muskrats XD

ucme's avatar

Not particularly no!
I’ve seen a ton of dead birds though.
Crows, pigeons, gulls.
No idea what’s up with that.

Cupcake's avatar

I see the same animals as usual – cows, rabbits, turtles, birds, squirrels, alligators, armadillos, snakes.

Mimishu1995's avatar

No. I seem to see a decrease in the number of animals showing up. There are now less birds, rats, roaches and mosquitoes around, even though this is the hot season, which is supposed to be a high time for mosquitoes. Not sure if they count, but I live in a big city and there is little chance for me to see some real wildlife.

canidmajor's avatar

Oddly enough, not really. But then, I am often amazed at the variety and sheer numbers of wildlife in my little neighborhood, especially considering that we are sandwiched between a four-lane state road and an interstate. The neighborhood has always had a robust population of squirrels, raccoons, skunks, groundhogs, and bunnies, which support a few coyotes. Too many types of birds to name are also around. I am pleased and surprised, considering we are a very populous suburban area.
Sometimes I feel like a Disney princess!

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