Show Us: What Kind of Wildlife Have you Spotted in Your Yard

Patch reader Holly Rose shares a photo of a wild deer in her yard.

With all the animals Albany is dealing with — from wild turkeys to backyard goats — one reader is bringing deer into the mix.

Recently, a petition seeking to change Albany code regulating backyard goats has started. In Berkeley, residents can keep up to two female goats.

"In El Cerrito, we get wild deer for free and with no obligation," reader Holly Rose Tweeted to @BerkeleyPatch.

What kind of animals have you spotted in your yard or around town recently? Do you have a photo to share? Upload it in our gallery above.

Michael M February 23, 2013 at 04:34 PM
We've seen deer, raccoons, owls, hawks, a fox, ground squirrels, and every bird migrating during fall/spring. It's quite the natural habitat here in EC!
shirley kirsten February 23, 2013 at 05:35 PM
I took some pics of a wandering hen on my way to El Cerrito piano place. I guess I will post in the photo section.
Teresa Suchowaski-Gonzales February 23, 2013 at 07:32 PM
I never realized panthers were so cute !
Elizabeth Whipple February 23, 2013 at 11:47 PM
Love the panther. I have two in my backyard. Fat and playful guys.
Kathy A. February 24, 2013 at 03:55 AM
We only have indoor panthers. But have seen pretty much the same set of outdoor species that Michael mentions -- plus, I think a bobtail cat in the nearby Nature Area, once. Oh, and the turkeys.
Kathy A. February 24, 2013 at 03:58 AM
And lizards. And moles. And hawks.
Dorothy Coakley February 24, 2013 at 06:08 AM
And opossums, of course. We love watching the weird little buggers wandering through the yard though I worry about the neighbors snail/slug/rodent bait.
Auntie JPEG February 24, 2013 at 06:12 AM
Since we don't have any dogs in the yard, it has become an animal freeway to the yard & street behind us. We have seen, cats, possums, raccoons, squerrils, skunks, & 2 baby skunk kits w/o mom.
Toni Mayer February 25, 2013 at 07:13 AM
I see vultures circling over the Hillside Nature Area. Sometimes I hear a red tail hawk and often I see Stellar's Jays as well as scrub jays and the ubiquitous little brown birds.
Ebenezer Coode February 26, 2013 at 06:15 PM
No photos, but I've had a grey fox, a Cooper's hawk and countless skunks, opossums, raccoons, rats, squirrels (same thing, with fuzzy tails), vultures, salamanders, lizards and an occasional turkey. Lately though, no deer. Also, of course the locals birds.


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