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.
I think this pic was taken in Long Beach.
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