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Posts Tagged ‘personalized’
Hey Look, All the Invasive Frogs are GONE from Golden Gate Park’s Lily Pond – Now Back to Normal – PhotosMonday, October 19th, 2015
Here it is, looking pretty normal, or about as normal as you can expect for a quarry pond in human-created Golden Gate Park:
Now here’s your background:
Lily Pond in Golden Gate Park overrun by Vivian Ho
And here are the troublesome critters themselves – never seen one myself:
Poor little feller. Michael Linnenbach (commons.wikimedia.org)
And this was the proposal, from a half-decade back:
Let’s just drain the Lily Pond and kill the frogs by Matt Smith
Clearly, it was time to call in the Frog Doctors:
Or, in the words of Rec and Park, “adjusting the PH level” was called for.
“Another example of biological controls to manage pests is the collaboration between the Department and the California Department Fish and Wildlife, in this case, the partnership has eradicated the invasive African Clawed Frogs by adjusting the PH level in the water in Golden Gate Park’s Lily Pond”
By that, they meant this – going to the sto’ and then pouring in some motherfucking bleach, man:
Chemicals were everywhere:
Parks Chief Phil Ginsberg et. al. cooked up a batch of white powdery stuff…
…and they went to town:
It was a powdery wonderland, filled with all kinds of urban flotsam and jetsam…
Check this one-minute video of the place at that time:
PETA, well PETA was NOT happy about any of this:
“According to media reports, the California Department of Fish and Game and the city of San Francisco are considering draining Lily Pond at Golden Gate Park in order to kill thousands of African clawed frogs who reside there. Reportedly, the frogs were released from research laboratories only to be deemed “invasive” through no fault of their own. Once the pond’s water levels drop, these animals will slowly suffocate to death. PETA apprised officials of our concerns, and while they stated that other methods were on the table, they did not guarantee that this cruel initiative would be stopped. Now it’s your turn to weigh in! Please urge the California Department of Fish and Game and city officials to halt all plans to drain the pond while aquatic animals remain at the location. Also, ask them to mercifully euthanize the frogs rather than subjecting them to agonizing deaths if alternative methods of control are impossible.”
I don’t know how all that worked out, but this was the scene a couple months back, via Tony T – ‘dozer and digger:
And that brings up up to present day, what you can see from the first photo up above.
You can’t visit just yet, as RPD is behind sked, oh well:
And there you have it.
Nous salouns le retour, Lily Pond!
May you remain frog-free forever…
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:
MUNI Bus Ad of the Week: “Discover Doctors Convieniently [sic] Located at the Intersection of Personalized and Excellent?”Monday, March 17th, 2014
[UPDATE: Oh, and as Reader Andrew notes, “convieniently” isn’t spelled proper.]
From Diggity* Health Medical Group:
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That’s funny ’cause most doctors I know are inconveniently located at the intersection of Croesus and Mammon, am I right, GF?
Anyway, this ad’s a bit wordy for a MUNI bus, IMO.
Does the Word “God” Belong on California License Plates? I Don’t Know, Maybe – Check Out “I Heart You God 1”Tuesday, February 21st, 2012
Obviously, California will let you put the word “GOD” on your license plate, ’cause, well just look.
One supposes “I Heart You God” was already taken:
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I know not.
Oh, here’s something:
“The number ’69’ is reserved for 1969 year model vehicles.”
But they don’t talk about other taboo topics.
Toyota Prius drivers, on average, are the worst in the San Francisco Bay Area. Also, they behave, on average, as if they are more privileged than the average driver-citizen.
Keep that in mind when you take a look at this vanity license plate
“PIOUS 1” – you can’t argue with that:
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