Last night The Hubs said Keely smelled like a skunk. I ran with this thought and came up with this post about the degrees of nature.
I like nature, love animals, etc. but let's consider:
If you live in a big city your degree of nature is most likely pigeons and rats.
Move to a smaller city/apartment/condo you might see some squirrels and rabbits, they're fairly common.
Smaller town, further outside the city limits--like us--rabbits, squirrels, opossum and the occasional raccoon.
Move to the country---add deer, skunks, other things I don't know of.
Then you have the woods---bear, mountain lions, etc. I don't need that level of nature.
When you think about it though, outside of a zoo, what animals have you actually seen relatively closely?
Aside from pets and zoo animals this is the list of animals I've seen:
(these are all courtesy of my summer as a girl scout camp counselor in fucking hot Texas)
snake (don't know what kind don't care)
What animals have you seen face to face?
The animal I'd love to see in its natural environment----penguins.