Wild Animals [wdp]

puma cat

There are loads of wild animals here in Orange County, California, but I rarely see any. We have raccoons and skunks and snakes and coyotes and pumas/cougars and bears and squirrels and deer and a zillion kinds of birds. Sometimes I spy birds and squirrels at the park.

Part of the reason I don’t view much wildlife in its natural habitat is because I mostly stay indoors as opposed to gallivanting around in the wilderness. I figure that my ancestors did enough wandering and I will honor their memory by staying cozy and safe. Also, wild animals tend to stay away from people because we’re dangerous creatures, so I assume I’ve been near hidden wildlife at various times.

That said, I saw a big snake once at Crystal Cove beach in Laguna and I’ve seen a couple coyotes from a great distance. When I was on the ferry to Catalina, there were dolphins frolicking in the water, which was fun to witness. I’d like to go whale-watching again ~ I went once, but they were shy that day. Up in NorCal, I saw deer, otters, and seals.

otters

I think this pic was taken in Long Beach.

So now I’ve responded to one of the WordPress Daily Prompts… and what happens next? If anyone knows of a page to link it to, please let me know.

~*~
©️2022 Paula Light and Light Motifs II. No unauthorized use permitted.

22 responses to “Wild Animals [wdp]

  1. I suppose it is our good luck that everything has decided we are good people — FEEDERS. We don’t get water creatures (usually, not counting snapping turtles who sometimes wander far from home). Also, no cougars. But we get plenty of coyotes and they like to “sing” in our driveway. An eerie sound.

    No bears yet, but I have a feeling they’re coming.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Paula, what blog did you find the prompt on? If you tell me I can tell you how to link to it. WP no longer issues prompts but there are 6 other sites that do. None of them had “Wild” as a prompt today, however. This is my blog: https://judydykstrabrown.com/https:/

    Liked by 1 person

    • Thanks Judy. It’s not on a blog ~ it pops up in the text block of a new post when you use your browser. Have you seen that yet? 🙂

      Like

      • No, it doesn’t pop up for me… perhaps because I use the classic editor. WordPress stopped publishing prompts years ago and so other people took up the practice. I go to six different sites to get my prompt. If you click on the prompt words, each has a link to the person who publishes the prompt and if you copy the link, they automatically publish your link in comments.

        Liked by 1 person

  3. I had no idea so many wild animals could be found in Orange County.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. I used to enjoy the old WordPress Daily Prompts where you could see how everyone else responded, but I guess you are on your own with this, although I saw fandango also made a wild animal post.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. You forgot possums!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. I saw the WP question and something about January blogging.
    You have a lot of wildlife around. We have some, but mostly I’m indoors, so don’t see much. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  7. I’m pretty new to WordPress, but I have learned to hate the block editor. But, anyway, I really don’t want that kind of intrusive prompt–although I guess it’s no big deal. I feel the same way about the google doodles. Whenever I go to Google’s page, it is to look up some specific thing I’m thinking about, not to be inspired to click on something or learn something I’m not thinking about at that moment.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. You can download the Jetpack app and all the daily prompts are on the home page on that app, which it shares with WP.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Orange county is definitely field with all of this and it use to scare me to death. Funny how we can get used to our environment.

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Yes ma’am ~~ that was the LB otter wall rolling up on 10 years now.

    Liked by 1 person