Local wildlife is often a concern for archaeological field technicians. In Southern California we have to deal with mountain lions, rattle snakes, tarantulas, etc… These animals can be scary. I saw my first Mojave Green rattlesnake last summer, thankfully it was too cold for it to move much! Tarantulas although not poisonous, will bite you if you get them angry.
The local wildlife here in Lancaster, some will remember, is much tamer.
Chip hiding from the rain/taking a nap in the office.