The bugs are bigger, scarier and more abundant here (except mosquitoes). Two mornings recently (yesterday being one of them), I've left my house by having to duck under a spider's web which appeared over my front door during the evening. The first morning it happened, a giant hornet flew into the house while I was trying to avoid the spider. A squirrel perished in my driveway last week, and the carcass was disgusting.
However, on Sunday, I had to stop to let a family of 6 deer meander across the road. Yesterday, I came home to this when I hopped out of the truck.
She didn't spook as I passed her, and ascended the stairs to the house. Also, if you look carefully, you can see a kitty in the above photo.
Later in the evening, I saw a Virginia Blue Skink....very pretty but too fast to take a picture of.
There are definitely downsides living in rural central Virginia, but I love it.