Herein are some of the creatures I've enjoyed seeing on my journeys. Some like the apex predator polar bears, are both scary (their paws are often larger than our heads; they're very smart and known to hunt humans; they have speed and endurance that exceeds our own) and also "cuddly" (aahhh "babies"). Some bring feelings of ancestral connection such as horses, in all their moods. Others bring stereotypical shudders such as snakes, spiders, and gators. Others never fail to bring smiles and head shakes. Here's a grab bag of mammals to reptiles which share our ever-decreasing ecco-systems on wild lands.