A few things about living in rural (sort of) Washington that might surprise you:
1. Things on the back patio shaped like tarantulas may in fact be dog poo.
2. Just because the water levels in the pond lower at night does not necessarily mean bears are using it as a bath or fountain.
3. Higher than ankle level grass in the front yard is not automatically a haven for snakes.
4. Squirrels, no matter how surly looking and robust, cannot reach the door knob and open the door.