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The Golden Gate Park Panhandle, Where Peruvian Parrots Fly About Tasmanian Trees – A Southern Hemisphere SmorgasbordThursday, August 20th, 2015
You know the Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill, from Peru, right?
As seen from the Filbert Steps, 94133 on Telegraph Hill more than a decade ago:
And of course, you know our eucalyptus trees, from Australia, right?
Put them together and you’ve got this – a Southern Hemisphere smorgasbord, all the way up here in the Northern Hemisphere:
G’day, mi Amigo…
Bam, it’s NYCHOS all up in your grill:
I’ll vouch for the coyote part of this photo showing the poor critter wandering the early morning Streets of San Francisco, but I won’t vouch for the sign being there IRL.
In either event, this is How We Live Now in urban Frisco, where urban Laguna Honda is Coyote Country:
Now let’s think back a few years, when writer CW Nevius fretted over “dangerous” urban coyotes – this was just a couple years after he moved here from where, Walnut Creek? Concord? One of those. Anyway, since then, how many people have been killed / seriously injured by fighting dogs? A few, at least. But coyotes? None. Perhaps Chuck was fretting over the wrong thing, trying to get the facts to fit his column’s format, IDK.
Hey, should some dog owners should change behavior instead of going crying to Mr. East Bay Everyman?
Sometimes in Golden Gate Park you can see pig-nosed turtles weighing up to 30 pounds.
Like this ugly customer:
Do some people abandon pets at Golden Gate Park?
Yes, some people do.
Marina District Pet Store Update: Is This a Hated Chain Store Like Pet Food Express or a Beloved Local Store?Tuesday, May 19th, 2015
I can’t tell, and that’s sort of my point…
Leaving you with this
“It doesn’t matter whether a cat [PET FOOD STORE] is white [LOCAL] or black [A CHAIN], as long as it catches mice.”
The FROG DR’s of Golden Gate Park – If There’s a Clawed Frog-gy/ In Your Neighborhood/ Who Ya Gonna Call?Thursday, May 14th, 2015
FROGBUSTERS! [Read down starting here. This scene is a little bit away from the Lily Pond at the old quarry – let’s hope GGP won’t need too many frog docs in future.]
Another great shot via James Corrigan, this time at Stow Lake:
The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill Have a Reverse Commute: Southwest in the AM, and Northeast in the PMFriday, May 1st, 2015
They don’t have an eight hour work day – it’s a little shorter than that, but every day they commute over Pacific Heights / Alamo Heights / Ignatius Heights / Cathedral Hill to find sweet sweet fruits outside of the Northeast Core of San Francisco.
Squawk squawk squawk all the way…