Case in point: all of our animal sitings in San Francisco parks last week. On Thursday, we saw loads of gophers holes in Sutro Park and could have seen them emerge if we had been patient enough to wait. But we were on a mission to see Sutro Sam, a river otter that lives in the Sutro baths so we kept walking. And just as we walked up... there he was! Lots of other people were gathered watching for him, too- he's a bit of a celebrity in the area.
Another day, we went on an adventure to see the Bison that live in golden Gate Park. Obviously, these are not wild animals, but the kids were excited to see them. Along the way, however, we made some pretty exciting observations.
We saw loads of ducks.
And the most exciting observation.... a nesting Great Horned Owl!
|Can you see her there camouflaged in the middle?|
A man nearby also told us he had just seen a coyote along a wooded trail nearby.
All in all, it was a pretty exciting adventure. We were excited and pooped out at the end of our long walk.
So even if you think there aren't many animals in your city, take a closer look. I'd love to know what you find.
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