Don't forget the rats, dogs (wild), bears (one became roadkill on I-75 at Flushing Rd. a few years back), mutant woodchucks (technically in Burton), black squirrels (Pierson St.), bunnies, Top Dawgs, Bulldogs (CoHL), 'coons, opossums, zombies (VoW), Peregine Falcon (wasn't there one perched on the Mott Building?), and the occasional disoriented deer.
What Flint native can forget those poor deer that lived fenced into the factory grounds south of town?When I was young I loved to drive by there and see if I could spot any of them from the road. But a true Flint coming of age was your first realization of the horrible WildKingdom-meets-industrialwasteland life they lived.
Thanks for commenting. You might enjoy my book about Flint called "Teardown: Memoir of a Vanishing City," a Michigan Notable Book for 2014 and a finalist for the 33rd Annual Northern California Book Award for Creative NonFiction. Filmmaker Michael Moore described Teardown as "a brilliant chronicle of the Mad Maxization of a once-great American city." More information about Teardown is available at www.teardownbook.com.