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Animals Who Have Gotten Too Mixed Up In Human Affairs

By Aimee Lutkin

There are a lot of animals who have figured out a  way to survive despite human encroachment. This pigeon, for example, was determined to build her nest in the exhaust vent of his house — no matter what obstacle a home owner put in her path. Even if that included chicken wire and metal spikes — she still persevered and came back with more twine and twigs for her new home. (SPOILER ALERT: it took another animal to eventually scare the pigeon away). But it was still a seriously impressive effort and a reminder that it was their world first, and it will probably be their world after we're gone, because they're smart as hell! 

Just look at all these animals who are slowly moving in on human territory. Can we really tell the difference between us and them?

Like these deer who bring friends over for snacks:

These owls that have important business matters to discuss: