than there used to be, or perhaps I’m noticing it more. I was at the Koehn’s Christmas House (which soon will be open all year) scoping it out. Their property backs up onto a tributary of Euclid Creek, and there are parklands there. A nice six-point buck wandered past. Now, this house is in South Euclid. It’s URBAN. There were farms there at one point, but that point ended around, oh, 1950.
Coming back by the Shaker Lakes, I ran across a red-tail that had taken a squirrel like this one: This isn’t MY image, it is from a gentleman in Georgia who does falconry. His hawk is wearing jesses (the leather things around the legs). The red-tail I saw was a juvenile, and was having difficulty with a big squirrel getting altitude (getting out of the street, actually)
Either I’m seeing more deer and wildlife lately, or I’m percieving them better. Just the other day six deer were on the corner of Coventry and South Park. It was during rush hour, and I’m glad nothing untoward happened.