Well, no lions and tigers, but we do have bears occasionally. Last night while daughter was putting the finishing touches on dinner and we were visiting with each other, looking out the kitchen window we saw a large dark animal moving in the hayfield. Deer are dark this time of year, but even a good sized buck is not as large as what we saw. We have an all black coyote, but it too is not that large. Realization that one of the regions black bear was ambling along the tree line a couple hundred yards away.
This is the best we could do with a cell phones telephoto lens. A quick shout out brought the whole household out to have a look. The doors opening at the house, stopped the bear to look up at us taking pictures. This was the largest bear we have seen on our farm but not the closest.
This curious little fellow a few years ago was about half way down the driveway and also curious about us taking photos, but quickly dashed into the woods.
We have seen them in the fields, crossing the roads, but so far, never around the chickens or in the garden. It is fun seeing the native animals wandering in the fields and woods.