Sometimes I feel like I want my own zoo. I really enjoy studying animal behavior, in all sorts of animals. (fowl, raccoons, beavers, bears, etc)

I'd really like to have some as pets at some point, though coons and bears don't make good pets, obviously. It's also not best for the animal. Instead, why not just observe them without disturbing them too much?

scopes versus binoculars

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scopes

scope suggestions from $4500 (!!) to $450

binoculars