What's The Most Common Wildlife Animal You'll Encounter In Washington State?

The older I get, the more I don't like driving at night. You never know what will jump out at you; sometimes it can be unnerving driving in the dark in Washington State.

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What's The #1 Most Common Wildlife Animal In Washington State?

For me, avoiding deer is the #1 reason I try to avoid driving at night as I've hit a few in my lifetime and it wasn't a fun experience.

You never know what lurks in the dark but there are a lot of wildlife animals out roaming the night besides deer.

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As I thought about it, I realized that it can't only be me who likes to avoid nighttime wildlife.

I once encountered a raccoon looking in our window in Kennewick when I pulled back the curtain and I smell plenty of skunks around the radio station in the morning --- so here are six of the most common wildlife animals you are likely to encounter in Washington State:

6 of the Most Common Wildlife You’ll Encounter in Washington State

These 6 wild animals roam the night in Washington State, which is the most likely you'll run into at night?

Surprisingly, the most common wildlife creature you'll encounter in Washington State is a squirrel.

These are just a few examples of the wildlife commonly encountered at night in Washington State. The diverse ecosystems and habitats of the state support a rich variety of nocturnal animals.

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