An Up-Close Look at The Animals That Live in Westchester

Some of the typical (and not so typical) critters that call the county home.


Wildlife can be a nuisance for sure —deer eating your hostas, raccoons using your attic as a latrine, squirrels chewing cable wires  — but they’re also at turns beautiful, noble, endearing, curious, weird, and exotic. Following is an up-close look at some of the typical (and not so typical) four-, two-, and in some cases, no-legged critters that call the county home.


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Thank you to some of the county’s wildlife experts for research assistance including:

Susan Antenen, manager, Rockefeller State Park Preserve

Travis Brady, director of strategic initiatives, Greenburgh Nature Center

Janelle Hope Robbins, executive director, Bedford Audubon Society

Hillary Seiner, director of environmental stewardship, Teatown Lake Reservation 

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