I'm starting to believe thats the best way to classify our backyard at the moment. Over the last week, while taking my evening run/walk on the back part of our property, I have encoutered a groundhog, a black snake, a bunny (tiny bunny, to be exact), and a deer. Keep in mind our basement had it's very own corn snake.
(Ugh...think of nice things...nice things...)
Oh look -- here's tiny bunny. Much better. :)
As I type this, I'm watching a killdeer sitting on the nest she made in the driveway behind the house. I didn't really even know what a killdeer was until Mike told me about the nest yesterday. Now I'm fascinated. For instance, they build nests on the ground...often in gravel, because the eggs blend in. And the parents will fake a broken wing to draw a predator's attention away from the nest (that's how Mike realized there was one nearby). And the hatchlings are cute because they're eyes are already open and they're fuzzy...not like those creepy robin babies.
Mike put bricks close to the nest so we wouldn't step on it or drive over it. I really can't have that on my conscience.