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Antler House, Haight Ashbury

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

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RAT PATROL UPDATE: Rec and Park Takes Away Trash Cans at the Panhandle Playground, But Citizens Simply Replace Them with Garbage Bags

Thursday, February 4th, 2016

Like this.

You know, for better or worse.

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Get up to speed on this pressing matter right here, but TRIGGER WARNING: Rats!

Oh Look, No More Garbage Cans at the Golden Gate Park Panhandle Playground – Why? – Rats – Lots and Lots and Lots of Rats

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

Bye bye new-school garbage cans – this is the west side, near Oak and Clayton, and the one on the east side of the playground just recently disappeared as well.

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Why? Because of all the roof rats. I hear tales of ppl seeing up to ten together, scrambling around, generally in the evening hours. Oh here’s the best shot I have at this particular location, taken from far away:

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Speaking of tails, if you see a rat with a tail longer than its body and you’re in Frisco, then you’re looking at a roof rat (Rattus rattus, I’m srsly), which is your basic black rat, I s’pose (as opposed to your Norway rat and whathaveyou)

And here’s what wants to eat it/them at the Panhandle Playground:

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So I suppose the closest trash can is now on the bike path near Fell and Ashbury (or maybe inside the Panhandle Bathroom, but I’ve never ventured inside there).

The Raptors of Rec and Park: Hawk Patiently Awaits Arrival of Roof Rats at Panhandle Playground

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

Here’s what’s at the northeast corner of the Panhandle Playground in Golden Gate Park:

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And here’s what wants to eat it/them:

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Someday I’ll get a shot like this, except with a roof rat instead of a gopher.

Someday…

The Simple Joy of a Scuba Selfie at Our California Academy of Sciences

Thursday, January 14th, 2016

At the Philippine Coral Reef:

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California Academy of Sciences Fever – Catch It

But Is It Art? Huge DinoCar, Central Valley Near the I-80

Thursday, January 7th, 2016

In my day, we’d call this a brontosaurus, but then again we also called Frisco Frisco, plus at that time they learned us that Pluto was a full-on planet so oh well don’t listen to me, I’m sure they have a better word than brontosaurus these days, when kids don’t learn (how to smoke and) how to name dinosaurs from Flintstones reruns…

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The Rat Lady of Golden Gate Park – Is This a Roof Rat Model on the Bicycle Helmet of This Woman?

Monday, December 21st, 2015

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OMG, It Will Kill Us All! – $400 Pusheen Super Jumbo 41″ Plushie on Sale Now in J-Town – Remember, Christmas is Coming

Monday, December 14th, 2015

Presenting Pusheen:

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At Kinokiniya Bookstore:

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1915: Doctors Make House Calls – 2015: No Longer, But Now Veterinarians Make House Calls – “VETPRONTO” – Amazing Yelp Score

Monday, December 7th, 2015

As they say, The Best Vet Care Happens at Home

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Amazing – the highest I’ve ever seen with at least three figures worth of reviews…

Carpe Diem! – Area Fish Tickler Seizes the Day by Stroking Koi in Our Japanese Tea Garden

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

Wow, the ornamental carp in Golden Gate Park are looking good these days – the best I’ve seen, in all my years.

And they’re quite friendly. See?

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See the Beauty

Touch the Magic