LOL BSMS you are too funny!!
Garlicbunny we see more wildlife this park than anywhere else and it is in the city limits. When I first started riding way out in the back we would see them but they were always in the distance and running away from us. Then we started seeing evidence up in the front wooded trails. Then we were seeing them all over the back, running across the trails in front of us, running into them coming around a corner. Then we started seeing them up front. A few months ago we were tacking up and 3 yes 3 little pigs came out of the woods out onto the park area. I saw them a few weeks later on the trail right next to the stable, rolling in the dirt and a little piglet was looking at me and The Biscuit from the underbrush about 8 feet away. Two weeks ago we saw 2 sows about knee high with 11 little bitty piglets.
They are tearing up the groomed grounds of the park, the golf course greens and the botanical gardens. Maybe NOW they will do something about it! I don't want them all gone - it is actually good despooking for the horses. They generally hear them before we do.
And BSMS - you so need to come ride in the park when all of the wildlife is running around. We have seen deer, otter, owls, eagles, hawks, waterbirds of all kinds, birds of all kinds, alligators, turtles, huge gar fish, hogs, coyotes, racoons, opposums and bobcat out there. I haven't seen the deer or the bobcat myself but others have. I have seen way more wildlife in there than when we have been in the forests. It is not that big - maybe 300-400 acres I think but it is bordered by wide open areas and bayous on two sides.