Coming from a fairly urban area in southern California, we would occasionally see a coyote or a hawk. So when I came to Sedona, seeing a lot of wildlife was very unusual and a little nerve-racking. Over the years, I have grown to enjoy seeing a lot of different types of birds, small animals and some species of wild animals, such as javelina, bobcats, mountain lions, and the occasional deer! We do have black bears, but I have never seen any as of yet.
After moving to Sedona, I found out that most subdivisions have building envelopes. A building envelope means that part of the property has to remain open with natural shrubbery and trees. Besides being aesthetically pleasing, it allows animals to roam free in between the building envelopes. Many of our sub-divisions border forest or washes. Many of the animals find food sources in or around the washes, so you are likely to see wild animals on occasion. My home is about 100 yards away from either a wash or the forest. So, we probably see more than our share of animals.
The Video Below Shows Deer Eating Our Grass and Bushes!