I live in the Northeastern United States. We have some rare animals but I generally don't see them... in fact, a few weeks ago, I went on a short hike with a meetup group I just joined, and had a hard time seeing a rather brightly-colored bird near by, and two turtles in a pond, even when the other two members pointed them out to me.
There were two different instances where a manatee (one of my favorite animals) was sighted swimming near the mouth of the Hudson River, and they're rare- especially this far north!- but I only heard about it in the news- I didn't see them. At least one of them was captured and airlifted back down south.
Some of the common animals and birds in my area are whitetail deer, cottontail rabbits, opossums, raccoons, gray squirrels, skunks, and Canada geese. And woodchucks. LOTS of woodchucks.
EDITED TO ADD: I thought this was in one of the animal-related sections, not in the United Kingdom section- sorry!
Peasant (1963-1972) and Fluffy (1970s?-1982- I think of you as 'Ambrose' now)- Your spirits outshone some humans I have known. Be happy forever.
Last edited by Tom; 07-09-2015 at 03:39 PM.