I believe I told you about the over population of deer we have here. This is a town that has maintained so much of its natural woods/forest that the habitats for most wild animals are still here, literally in our own collective back yards.
I think I have mentioned the deer, elk, foxes, of course the usual, raccoons, O'Possums and black bears. They all of them are very plentiful here in my entire town. I posted a blog with a capture of a newspaper article a year ago I believe, about the black bear in the next door neighbor's yard. They show up with enough frequency that one must needs look out day or night before leaving the doorway when the sightings are plentiful. We also have birds of every sort including raptors which are a delight to me. A day with a hawk in it is a good day!
I have been sitting on my deck and this next I write of could be day or early evening, to hear a herd of deer running through the woods behind my house (and everyone else's home here on my long long street. We have a natural green belt all privately owned by we homeowners). Looking over the deck railing I will see the deer running full speed, thundering hooves crashing through all of the weeds and scrub bushes among the trees. Sometimes to my delight, they jump my chain link fence and run through my yard, go to a walk on my drive way and saunter onward across the street and onto the sidewalk. They usually use the sidewalk for a while before going through someone else's yard.
The frequency of them appearing suddenly out from the hedges along the street is almost distressing because there are so many times when one could run into them and kill them as well as destroy ones car. I know most of their crossings and I learn to look for the holes they form by their constant coming and going through brush and bushes and small trees along various homes and street edges. Find a hole? Watch out. Mom, Pop and the two kids will be popping out any time!!! Right in front of you. I have had my figurative heart in my throat countless times when they have surprised me. They wander in town too. Once I saw two of them across from the police station.
Here is a deer just outside of my fence in back. I had to take it through the bedroom window screen. Or I would have scared her away.