Suburban areas that meet open spaces are ideal habitat for intelligent and adaptable wildlife species generally referred to as "urban wildlife". Not every animal thrives close to people, the ones that do tend to be the ones most likely to adapt their behavior to how we've changed their environment. This means that yards, parks and neighborhoods become an opportunity for close encounters of the wild kind. Urban wildlife has discovered how communities benefit their needs, with more food, water and shelter than would be found in a more natural environment. What does that mean for the human residents of Superior? Unbelievable wildlife viewing; potential interactions with pets and wildlife; feathered, furred and scaly residents in backyards; and the uncertainty of how to respond when wildlife is just a little too close. So what can we do? Get educated. The more we understand about normal wildlife behavior, what resources they use and how they go about living and surviving in neighborhoods the more we can control the nature of wildlife encounters.