Do you know your “ines”: bovines, canines, equines, felines and ursines? Some of these critters are more likely to be on Chicago-land golf courses that are others. Chicago-land golf courses are Cook County golf courses.
It is common for Chicago-land golfers to see Canada Geese, crows, ducks, squirrels, robins and sparrows on Chicago-land golf courses. Chicago-land golfers may even get birdies if their golf balls roll into these birdies. However, such birdies do not go onto scorecards.
Although last week, Chicago-land received abundant rainfall, that precipitation did not provide the impetus for mosquitoes to breed prodigiously. However, there is enough moisture on golf courses for gnats to swarm. Gnats and mosquitoes are varmints rather than critters.
The following list has some critters that are uncommon on Chicago-land golf courses. Some of these critters’ lack of a presence may surprise you. Golfers will certainly not see some of these critters on Chicago-land golf courses, but such golfers may see them on golf courses in other states or other countries.
- 3 Sheep on a Range
- 12 Flamingos-Long Necks
- Big Birds
- Boxer’s Stubborn Look
- Cat Side on a Sidewalk
- Chestnut Pacing
- Coyote-Dog-Fox Tail
- Dead Possum
- Gray Area for a Gray Wolf
- Weasel Posing
Chicago-land golf courses include Chicago Park District and Forest Preserve golf courses. Chicago Heights Park District Golf Course East, Chicago Heights Park District West, Evanston-Wilmette Golf Course and Wilmette Golf Club are municipal golf courses. The 18 holes golf courses outnumber the nine holes courses. On the northern, southern and western, Cook County boundaries, golfers are more likely to see uncommon critters.