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    Birds, Reptiles, Mammals and other Wildlife / Fauna of New York State

    Turkey vultures, smooth green snakes, wild turkeys, water snakes, Baltimore orioles, Eastern bluebirds, black vultures, fishers, bobcats, common loons, pileated woodpeckers, common egrets, canvasbacks, screech owls, black bears, Eastern gray squirrels, northern shovelers, white-winged scoters, ruddy turnstone sandpipers, ospreys, peregrine falcons, red foxes, Eastern timber rattlesnakes, ruffed grouse, big brown bats, whip-poor-wills, brown thrashers, horseshoe crabs, cardinals, raccoons, red-winged blackbirds, bald eagles, spring peepers, ruby-throated hummingbirds, pilot whales, diamondback terrapins, bobwhite quails, piping plovers, brown garter snakes, spotted turtles, woodcocks, otters, yelow-bellied sapsuckers, muskrats, snowy egrets, Eastern chipmunks, harbor seals, painted turtles, great horned owls, little brown bats, spotted salamanders, great blue herons, pintails, milk snakes, red-breasted mergansers, belted kingfishers, snowy owls, box turtles, porpoises, White-tailed deer, rufous sided towhees, fiddler crabs, woodchucks, common goldeneyes, widgeons, oldsquaws, common nighthawks, American goldfinches, great egrets, opossums, snowshoe hares, black capped chickadees, coyotes, Eastern cottontail rabbits, gray foxes, beavers, black racer snakes, a moose population that has grown since they started to migrate back into the state in the late 1970s, leatherback turtles, snapping turtles, hooded mergansers, porcupines, bottle-nosed dolphins, scarlet tanagers, sea turtles, weasels, minks, blue-winged warblers, black-crowned night herons and bobolinks are among the wild animals of New York State.

    Monsters, Myths, Folklore, Scary Stories, Ghosts and Legends in New York State

    The Cardiff Giant, an allegedly petrified man now on display in the Farmer's Museum, Cooperstown; the witches of Native American legend who may still dwell in the glacial Green Lakes; the ghost ship Adventure Galley, commanded by Captain Kidd, seen near Bear Mountain Bridge; the dwerg (dwarf) of John Coleman, a seaman with Hendrik Hudson (did Coleman not recover from his encounter with the Catskill gnomes and so remained a dwarf?), who still haunts the area near Donderberg (Thunder Mountain) on the Hudson River; the skeletal Rambout Van Dam who rows the Tappan Zee; the giant serpent of Silver Lake, near Gainesville; and the finger marks of the Great Spirit, according to the Iroquois, as seen in the Finger Lakes to the west of Syracuse, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of New York State.

    The ghosts of the Dakota Apartments (used in exterior shots in Rosemary's Baby) in New York City, including an Edwardian little girl, a little boy dressed in clothes of the same period, a young man, a crying woman, Edward Clark (who had the Dakota built) and, it is said, former Beatle John Lennon; Champ, the famous monster of Lake Champlain on the northeastern border of the state; the incredible twenty-two ghosts haunting the house at 14 West 10th Street in Manhattan, which include Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens); the pirate treasure, possibly Captain Kidd's, buried on New York harbour's Liberty Island but protected by a fire breathing devil; the Devil's Dance Chamber to the west of the Hudson River, where native Americans performed their divinatory dance rituals until the Manitou manifested himself as a wild animal; the ghost ship The Flying Dutchman, usually associated with the Cape of Good Hope but which is said by some to appear at Tappan Zee on the Hudson River (I suspect that it is really Captain Kidd's ship the Adventure Galley); and the literary ghosts, including Dorothy Parker, of New York City's Algonquin Hotel, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in New York State.

    The Montauk monster, an unidentified carcass (but thought by some to be a bald raccoon); the celebrity ghosts of New York City's Chelsea Hotel (itself immortalised in song by Leonard Cohen), which allegedly include Sid Vicious, Dylan Thomas, Thomas Wolfe and Eugene O'Neill; the Devil's Stepping Stones in Long Island Sound, used by Satan to escape from Native American warriors; alligators in the sewers of New York City, said to be the descendants of baby alligators flushed down toilets; the Catskill Witch who, according to Native American folklore, commanded the weather from Top Mountain and Round Top before playing tricks on anyone who ventured into her domain, once called Ontiora or Mountains of the Sky; the metal-working Catskill gnomes (originally of Mohican (Mahican) legend but possibly embellished since), pygmies with piggy eyes, long beards and enormous heads (melonheads?), whose games of nine-pins every twenty years cause thunder and flashes of light (September 3rd 2029 should be the date of their next tournament and, for the brave, the mountain behind the now demolished New Grand Hotel was said to be a good place to look but beware, Hendrik Hudson's crew were temporarily turned into gnomes after drinking their liquor and Rip van Winkle met the gnomes with famous results); events in the Long Island house dramatised in the film The Amityville Horror (please do not linger as it is a private residence); and the ghosts of Sleepy Hollow (a real village popularly known by that name before it officially became so in 1996), where Washington Irving is buried and which really is haunted, especially around Raven Rock, by a wailing lady in white, the witch Mother Hulda and by a spectral horseman (not headless and usually heard but not seen), are more weird folklore associated with New York State.


    You cannot claim to have seen the world unless you have travelled in the USA. It is well-known that in Europe you should see London, Paris, Rome, Naples, Florence, Venice and Athens but in the USA you should see Minneapolis, Salt Lake City, Phoenix, Dallas, Corpus Christi, Miami, Savannah, Atlanta, Kansas City, Sitka, San Diego, Washington DC, Anchorage, Philadelphia, Houston, Albuquerque, Boston, St Louis, Seattle, Chicago, Atlantic City, Honolulu, Fairbanks, Santa Fe, Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, Skagway, Sacramento, New Orleans, Juneau, Lake Tahoe, Indianapolis, New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and San Francisco. Then perhaps you can say that you are familiar with the United States of America. Niagara Falls, Glacier Bay National Park, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, the Okefenokee Swamp, the Adirondacks, the Ozarks, the Appalachians, Yellowstone National Park, Route 66, the California coastline, the Disney resorts, the wild west town of Tombstone, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, Bryce Canyon, Mount Rainier National Park, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, rodeos, the Everglades, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, Yosemite National Park, the Grand Canyon, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, Mount Rushmore and the Florida Keys are other places, sights or events that can justify your claim to know America.

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