What wild animals do you have in your area that supposedly don’t live there.

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i'm sure some of the rabbits get eaten by coyotes, but more likely they eat the rabbits from the road after a car has run them over. the rabbits here are mostly hunted by me and then once in a while i'll see one taken by the semi-feral or feral kitties that use our property for hunting.

i'm glad to say that the putting up of some fences has reduced how many rabbits i have to hunt each year and i now have a chance of seeing some crocuses in the spring in areas outside the fences.
Do you eat the rabbits you hunt? I remember as a child a friend would bring us rabbits that he hunted. They were always already cleaned. We were poor and I'm sure he knew we could use them.

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Do you eat the rabbits you hunt? I remember as a child a friend would bring us rabbits that he hunted. They were always already cleaned. We were poor and I'm sure he knew we could use them.

Mary

sadly, no, they don't appear healthy to me (parasites or lumps on them) and they are usually small ones, i say i'm sorry and bury them in a garden. over the longer term i hope to finish the fencing i have up to keep them (and other critters out). aside from the damage they do i really don't want ticks around, but i can't completely exclude them yet.
 

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Baymule mentioning cougars made me think about this. Supposedly we haven’t had a confirmed cougar siting in the state since the 1960s. However, there are many unconfirmed sitings. Tennessee has had several over the past few years that were confirmed.

The fish and wildlife department claimed for years that we didn’t have a bear population in the northern half of the state. Well that was until we had like three sitings in a year. In fact I think someone may have hit one in the 5 lane outside Walmart. Turns out we have a decent size and rapidly growing population that was finally confirmed a few years ago.

I’m just wondering if anyone has any stories like these?
We even have a few black bears that wander into Everett or nearby Mukilteo WA. We have cougars but they are super rare to catch a glimpse of. Saw an white Egret about 30 years ago and that is pretty rare here
 

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