- BUFFALO: Yeah, I’ve seen ’em. We got ’em. Roaming freely on the plain…well, maybe not around here. The only place close by where these bad boys can be found are on a special farm a little up the road…and they look like the pigmy variety.
- WILD GEESE: These puppies, or should I say geese, used to land by the 80-ct. flock full every morning and every evening, until I accidentally threw a ball for Darcy in the middle of them…just to see what happened. We maybe see 5 or 6 every other day nowadays.
- COYOTES: I have not actually laid eyes upon these animals around the house–but I know they’re here. When I walk outside at night, I can hear them howling. Sometimes, they sound awful close. And the neighbors said a couple killed their pet bunny and ate some dog food they had on their back porch…I did get a glimpse of one down in Texas, and was disappointed to see how very small it was.
- DEER: I have seen these–in the grass by the highway at night. But even better than seeing them flash by at 75 mph in the dark was finding many, many deer tracks straight through my yard! I am so honored to have deer eat our grass. This is what I suspect my dogs to go nuts over every now and then in the middle of the night…
- PRAIRIE DOGS: My very favorite. I HEART PRAIRIE DOGS. I wish to somehow catch one and keep it forever. About 5 miles away, a man has set up a "prairie dog town" complete with houses, shops, a church and a school–special for these precious things. They’re tiny–like squirrels, maybe, but without the bushy tail, and when you get ’em, they take over. They yip and yap and scurry and pop up and down in their holes like the game at Chuck-E-Cheese. And they’re fast little suckers, too, so I probably never will catch one. *tear*
In addition, we have fireants, falcons, rattlesnakes, and tarantulas. But had I physically seen the last two, I would not be here typing because I would’ve died of fright right on the spot. Either that, or I would’ve crapped my pants and died of embarrassment–one way or the other, it wouldn’t have been good for me in the end.
And so that’s it, unless you count the armadillos/skunks/rabbits/turtles that you see dead on the side of the road. But you can find that sort of thing anywhere.