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    What animals do you have inside or outside (also wild animals) at your house?

    I was looking out the front living room window today and noticed a squirrel running across the yard in the snow was so cool to see.

    Also we have seen coyotes tracks in the snow and can hear them howling at night in the woods behind our house.

    I have seen squirrels, rabbits, stray cats and dogs around our yard.

    Inside: we have a shih tzu male dog and he is spoiled rotten

    Thanks again for sharing and this will be fun to see what types of animals are around our yards

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    Do we count the occasional mouse? Squirrels a lot. When I was working in the bay area, the deer would come right up to the door. Beautiful to see!

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    At home: 2 cats
    At the stables: a horse
    At work on a farm - especially in the meadow outside my office window: rabbits, coyotes, hawks and more species of birds than you can imagine, and the one lone red fox that came sniffing at the screendoor by my desk. Love my "office with a view" :D

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    2 cats inside

    outside: deer, coyotes, cougars, elk, quail, all kinds of birds, chipmunks, squirrels, mice, rabbits and a neighborhood dog that visits and eats my leftovers. :)

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    We have deer, elk, saw a mom bear and her two cubs in the fall, fox, squirrels, and we have a German Shepherd in the house.

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    We have squirrels here in town, of course the birds, and three feral cats. One is a huge Manx. A group here in town that deals with feral cats is going to help me trap them, get them neutered, shots and turned back out. I enjoy watching them from inside the house. Unfortunately, one is a female coming into season.
    Inside, I have a toy poodle and an Italian Greyhound and one ornery husband

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    I have a Great Blue Heron, some Loons, occasionally I see 2 or 3 deer running across the bottom of the yard, raccoon, fox, coyote, muskrat and some beavers.

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    In Washington, DC, our house backs up to Rock creek Park (runs thru city). We get deer, fox, raccoons, possums, squirrels, chipmunks, snakes, tortoise, snails, cats, birds of all kinds. Last week we had a large hawk circling our yard and my son ran out to rescue Foxy, our 6 lb long haired Chihuahua. We felt the hawk could have easily snatched him for dinner, our 12 lb black Pom would have been a little hard to pick up. A black bear upon occasion in a cold spring and more geese than I ever thought possible. They are very friendly, if somewhat messy.

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    We just got new puppy for Christmas,so she spends some time inside.She is a red heeler(cattle workin dog) so she will spend most of her time outside.We named her Ruby. We have cattle,pigs,chickens,cats.A fox lives down the road and likes to get my chickens,deer,rabbits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by craftybear
    What animals do you have inside or outside (also wild animals) at your house?

    I was looking out the front living room window today and noticed a squirrel running across the yard in the snow was so cool to see.

    Also we have seen coyotes tracks in the snow and can hear them howling at night in the woods behind our house.

    I have seen squirrels, rabbits, stray cats and dogs around our yard.

    Inside: we have a shih tzu male dog and he is spoiled rotten

    Thanks again for sharing and this will be fun to see what types of animals are around our yards

    I have 4 cats and a dog, and a family of squirrels living in my attic!
    Can't afford to have them taken care of ($2000 to remove them, decontaminate the attic and seal off the entry points), and don't have the heart to kill them ourselves, so we let them be for the time being...

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    Inside :two dogs,
    outside : coyote, deer, stray cats, squirrels, rabbits, birds of all kind, a pretty smelly skunk, and a mole (which I would like to dissapear, the skunk incl.), bats

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    I have 10 cats and 3 Chihuahuas. Ages ranging from 10 years to 7 months old with the cats.

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    I have a lot of squirrels in my yard, They love to tease my poodle, MOlly. This is the reason she learned that she can climb the fence. I also have a neutered white siamese who decided that he lives here(outside).

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    If your do some research you should find that the is a contraption that you can put over the entrance where the are coming into the attic. It looks like a cone the the pointed part facing out. They can leave but they can't get back in. Squirrels that is.

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    woodpeckers, once a pair of the large very large ones that red and black?
    A grey fox, deer, hawk on the fence snacking on a morning dove. squirrel, chipmonks, mice and moles in the house.

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    Inside - two rat terrors(terriers) & 5 lb Pom
    Barn - goats, chickens & noisy guineas
    neighbors - cows, llamas, donkeys, cats, dogs
    Birds - cardinals, blue birds, mockingbirds

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    Squirrels outsideand chipmunks, rabbits now and then, and roaming cats. One spoiled Shinese inside..

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    Inside-2 dogs, Che, a smooth coat Chow and Ruby, a pit bull/chow. Outside, a long haired cat, Squirrel, who is virtually useless as far as catching prey and 3 horses, Smokey, Crystal and Shadow. Wild animals, deer, quail, coyotes, bob cat, and other rodents, including pack rats.

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    deer, rabbits, fox, mostly outside...some birds...inside...a big white cat named kimba...he rules the roost and makes sure no (other wild animals) critters get in :thumbup:

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    Here in town we of course have a lot of Squirrels, and one of them is sorta strange. For a long time I've found nuts hidden under leaves in my pot plants (not THAT kind of pot plants) and sometimes I stand out front and watch her (mentally a blonde?)
    lay a nut on the ground and cover it with leaves. She'll study it and then move the leaves and rush off to find different ones. I have to keep pulling stray nut seedlings up from the planter beds. And in the notch of the front door tree is one nut that now has a leaf over it, replaced as soon as it blows away.
    Also outside is a land turtle, now safely dug in for hibernation.
    Inside are two rescue cats, and of course no mice have been around for years.
    One male cat outside who comes around to pee on my front screen door. Sometimes dogs wonder around but in this town very few are let run loose.

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    Three birds, four dogs, and a squirrel in the tree outside that keeps the dogs in a continual frenzy. We are sure the squirrel knows exactly what it is doing. Doggie door is sealed up for the winter, so we get plenty exercise...let frenzied dogs out...let frozen dogs in...repeat all day...

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    I have 2 cats inside. Outside I have a very tall palm tree where a family of squirrels live. Every day I tuck crackers and old bread into the strips of bark and watch them come down to nibble. My cats love to watch. My son said he saw a huge white owl come down one night which explains the big droppings my husband has found. Looks like a ball of bones. Ugh! At least it keeps any mice away. Hopefully it's staying away from the squirrels so far.

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    1 cat inside.
    I have a couple squirrels that come visit on occasion. Quite a few birds of course. I had 2 ducks - we named them Alice and Jasper. They came all the time but we've not seen them since May - they usually hang out in the summer, we're hoping to see them again in the spring. They actually knock on the sliding glass door when they land and let us know they are there. We feed them. Probably shouldn't but can't help it. They got quite use to us and would let me talk to them. I always have some water out for them too.

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    Let see inside, I have two dogs one upstairs with me. Ralf, he is half Lab and Rottweiler and very protective of his property. Down stairs I build a mother –in law, my oldest daughter lives there with her min pin and three cats. And of course the field mice’s that come in for the winter. Outside you name it, I have it, everything from wood peckers, wild birds, wild turkeys, rabbits, raccoons, skunks, foxs, squirrel, chipmunks, moles deer’s, bucks to the occasional black bear. My back yard runs into the Appalachian trail and the Berkshire Mts. Just recently, I have been hearing coyotes. So we always have a show everyday, and they help keeps Ralf trim for his job it to run the critters off during the day

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    Inside at night = two labs Outside = lots of squirrels, rabbits, deer, coyotes, wild hogs, buzzards, Mexican eagles, ducks, heron, all kinds of small birds, cows (mine), and so far 30 snakes recently. None seen since cold weather but sure they are out there. Forgot the raccoons, skunks and armadillos. Yes I am in the country. The squirrels and the buzzards drive the labs crazy.

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