Your new neighborhood sounds like fun to me. I live is a suburban area, actually within the City of Houston, me and 50,000 or so of my neighbors. I regularly see all sorts of wildlife, including deer, raccoons, opossums, rabbits, hawks, owls, eagles, ducks, geese, & huge woodpeckers. There's even wild hogs in the area. No shooting, though, since it's illegal in the city. Thank God for that.
And, yes, most animals do not see colors, only greyscale. The bright orange stuff is so the idiot next to you can see you're a person & not discharge his shotgun in your direction,
BTW, this thread has taken an interisting turn off course. An improvement, methinks.
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