You might not think of New York City as having much wildlife, but there are more than just party animals in this concrete jungle.
Peregrine falcons roost on a 5th Avenue building, squirrels steal lunches in Madison Square Park, and there are even a few renegade coyotes in Central Park. But there are two species I see on a daily basis that I might not miss…
If you’ve ever had rats leap out of your apartment building’s trash cans every time you try to do laundry, or if a pigeon has ever flown into the back of your head, you’ll understand how I feel.
In Colorado, they have adorable harvest mice and majestic golden eagles.
I think that’s a pretty clear “W” for Colorado.
Although, if I’m being perfectly honest, I’ll probably miss the rats and pigeons…or at least the opportunity to sound like a total badass back home, when you get to say “dude, I see rats all the time” to horrified Midwesterners.
(And I’m sure they have rats and pigeons in Colorado, but don’t destroy my illusions!)