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Pedestrian Nov 25, 2020 9:23 PM

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Originally Posted by JManc (Post 9116772)
They do have coyotes but nothing like SF. Also hawks, owls, cats, etc.

Just last week I saw a Peregrine falcon perching on a railing at my condo.

Coyotes and, I believe, deer have been seen crossing the Golden Gate Bridge.

Pedestrian Nov 25, 2020 9:26 PM

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Originally Posted by iheartthed (Post 9116718)
I guess to each their own. This is anecdotal, but I don't think I've ever even seen a rat in SF in all the times I've been there. But I've had so many rats run across my feet in Manhattan that I won't even wear open shoes there.

Oh, Lord. I remember a deep foundation hole in the Tenderloin where a building had been torn down but nothing yet built. The bottom of the hole was full of litter and garbage and crawling with rats as big as your average house kitty (I had to stare at them a while to be sure they were rats they were so big).

Pedestrian Nov 25, 2020 9:28 PM

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Originally Posted by PersonOfInterest (Post 9116757)
Lets just agree chicago kicks them both in the teeth on this topic.

This guy, who WAS in Chicago (and climbed in the corner store cooler on a brutal hot day) definitely wins for cuteness.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D3PQXvXXkAAPUZ1.png

mousquet Nov 25, 2020 9:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Pedestrian (Post 9116883)
Coyotes and, I believe, deer have been seen crossing the Golden Gate Bridge.

I would be quite astonished to see any coyote wandering nearby anything human or supposedly civilized.

They are very cute and basically friendly to us, but would be extremely elusive. They've been described as devils by farmers breeding cattle in NA, as if they were legendary ferocious beasts, then systematically shot down. Much like wolves, except they're smaller, cuter and certainly less aggressive.
No wonder they would run away from humans.

rsbear Nov 25, 2020 10:08 PM

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Originally Posted by mousquet (Post 9116896)
I would be quite astonished to see any coyote wandering nearby anything human or supposedly civilized.

They are very cute and basically friendly to us, but would be extremely elusive. They've been described as devils by farmers breeding cattle in NA, as if they were legendary ferocious beasts, then systematically shot down. Much like wolves, except they're smaller, cuter and certainly less aggressive.
No wonder they would run away from humans.

Coyotes are prevalent throughout portions of the Los Angeles area, including the Hollywood Hills. Nextdoor app users in LA post warnings of Coyote sightings almost everyday.

"Cute" is subjective. I saw many coyotes during my 20 years in Los Angeles. I did not find them cute. They typically look mangy. They are also known for attacking, killing and eating pets (dogs and cats).

I'm not advocating harming coyotes.

iheartthed Nov 25, 2020 10:18 PM

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Originally Posted by rsbear (Post 9116937)
Coyotes are prevalent throughout portions of the Los Angeles area, including the Hollywood Hills. Nextdoor app users in LA post warnings of Coyote sightings almost everyday.

"Cute" is subjective. I saw many coyotes during my 20 years in Los Angeles. I did not find them cute. They typically look mangy. They are also known for attacking, killing and eating pets (dogs and cats).

I'm not advocating harming coyotes.

Doesn't L.A. also have mountain lions in the city limits?

Pedestrian Nov 25, 2020 10:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mousquet (Post 9116896)
I would be quite astonished to see any coyote wandering nearby anything human or supposedly civilized.

They are very cute and basically friendly to us, but would be extremely elusive. They've been described as devils by farmers breeding cattle in NA, as if they were legendary ferocious beasts, then systematically shot down. Much like wolves, except they're smaller, cuter and certainly less aggressive.
No wonder they would run away from humans.

Posing like a tourist
https://images.financialexpress.com/.../koyate660.jpg

Out for a stroll in SF (maybe too much COVID confinement)
https://images.foxtv.com/static.ktvu....jpg?ve=1&tl=1
Images:https://www.google.com/search?rls=en...U6hHAgrUQkpdNM

FYI: I'm in Arizona right now and I can go out almost any evening around 11 PM and hear them howling. Sometimes they sound so close it seems like they are just outside my garden wall. Maybe they are.

Coyotes, in fact, adapt very well to cohabitation with humans as log as the humans don't try to hunt them to extinction (which isn't easy--various attempts to eradicate them from Golden Gate Park because of attacks on pet dogs have failed miserably).

mousquet Nov 25, 2020 11:29 PM

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Originally Posted by rsbear (Post 9116937)
"Cute" is subjective. I saw many coyotes during my 20 years in Los Angeles. I did not find them cute. They typically look mangy.

As many wild animals, they must look better in winter conditions when their coat is thicker.
Like this.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...e-Yosemite.jpg
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coyote

Like those in Colorado's winter. They are good looking animals.

To be honest, I never saw any in person. We don't have any here. They are something American.
But we had this show that made me laugh to tears as a kid.

Video Link


;) These old Warner Bros / Looney Tunes / Merrie Melodies shows rocked our childhoods. Even my parents' childhoods, actually...
Stuff like Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Droopy and so on.
Cartoon legends!

iheartthed Nov 25, 2020 11:54 PM

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Originally Posted by mousquet (Post 9117015)
Like those in Colorado's winter. They are good looking animals.

To be honest, I never saw any in person. We don't have any here. They are something American.
But we had this show that made me laugh to tears as a kid.

Video Link


;) These old Warner Bros / Looney Tunes / Merrie Melodies shows rocked our childhoods. Even my parents' childhoods, actually...
Stuff like Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Droopy and so on.
Cartoon legends!

The evil capitalists blocked us Americans from seeing your video.

austlar1 Nov 25, 2020 11:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Pedestrian (Post 9116961)
Posing like a tourist
https://images.financialexpress.com/.../koyate660.jpg

Out for a stroll in SF (maybe too much COVID confinement)
https://images.foxtv.com/static.ktvu....jpg?ve=1&tl=1
Images:https://www.google.com/search?rls=en...U6hHAgrUQkpdNM

FYI: I'm in Arizona right now and I can go out almost any evening around 11 PM and hear them howling. Sometimes they sound so close it seems like they are just outside my garden wall. Maybe they are.

Coyotes, in fact, adapt very well to cohabitation with humans as log as the humans don't try to hunt them to extinction (which isn't easy--various attempts to eradicate them from Golden Gate Park because of attacks on pet dogs have failed miserably).

When I briefly lived up in Carefree just north of Scottsdale, packs of coyotes would wander across my property all the time. Twice my largish dog gave chase to a pack of these critters. I was terrified watching the pack disperse and then circle back up around my still charging dog. Fortunately they did not attack my dog and slunk away without an actual struggle. They can be quite surly, but they never tried to harm me and chose to avoid a real fights with my 80 pound dog. I think they prefer smaller prey. During the summer months, coyotes were especially visible, visiting swimming pools for water and sometimes seeking shade against retaining walls. I heard howling every night and learned to love the sound of it. Although less numerous, there are coyotes in the greenbelt below my house here in Austin who have similar behaviors and only seem to be a danger to small animals.

rsbear Nov 26, 2020 12:26 AM

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Originally Posted by iheartthed (Post 9116950)
Doesn't L.A. also have mountain lions in the city limits?

Yes, but they are not nearly as common as coyote.

Acajack Nov 26, 2020 1:37 AM

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Originally Posted by mousquet (Post 9117015)
As many wild animals, they must look better in winter conditions when their coat is thicker.
Like this.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...e-Yosemite.jpg
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coyote

Like those in Colorado's winter. They are good looking animals.

To be honest, I never saw any in person. We don't have any here. They are something American.
But we had this show that made me laugh to tears as a kid.

Video Link


;) These old Warner Bros / Looney Tunes / Merrie Melodies shows rocked our childhoods. Even my parents' childhoods, actually...
Stuff like Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Droopy and so on.
Cartoon legends!

Meep! Meep!

Do you guys refer to him as "le géocoucou"?

galleyfox Nov 26, 2020 2:43 AM

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Originally Posted by mousquet (Post 9116896)
I would be quite astonished to see any coyote wandering nearby anything human or supposedly civilized.

They are very cute and basically friendly to us, but would be extremely elusive. They've been described as devils by farmers breeding cattle in NA, as if they were legendary ferocious beasts, then systematically shot down. Much like wolves, except they're smaller, cuter and certainly less aggressive.
No wonder they would run away from humans.

https://i.redd.it/31r9jyer1wq41.jpg

https://amp.reddit.com/r/chicago/com...mpression=true

Video Link


https://youtu.be/IQe0lpcW_QI

Wait until the first time you see a coyote obey the traffic light at a crosswalk. The Chicago urban coyotes always look ridiculously fat and well-fed compared to their rural counterparts. There’s a few thousand in the region.

Steely Dan Nov 26, 2020 4:10 AM

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Originally Posted by iheartthed (Post 9116718)
But I've had so many rats run across my feet in Manhattan that I won't even wear open shoes there.

I couldn't even begin to count the number of rat encounters I've had in chicago.

Still, it sure as hell doesn't stop me from wearing my flips everywhere I go.






OH NO......... What did I just do???????????

Flips in the city? What's 10023 gonna say?

homebucket Nov 26, 2020 4:23 AM

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Originally Posted by Steely Dan (Post 9117203)
I couldn't even begin to count the number of rat encounters I've had in chicago.

Still, it sure as hell doesn't stop me from wearing my flips everywhere I go.






OH NO......... What did I just do???????????

Flips in the city? What's 10023 gonna say?

Please don't tell me you were wearing shorts too.

Steely Dan Nov 26, 2020 4:43 AM

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Originally Posted by homebucket (Post 9117216)
Please don't tell me you were wearing shorts too.

hell yeah!

So many shorts.

Super-cargoey ones to boot.

I usually carry 6 swiss army knives because I got so many fucking pockets!!!

Who the hell would only want 1 swiss army knife?

Idiots.

Pedestrian Nov 26, 2020 7:01 AM

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Originally Posted by Steely Dan (Post 9117203)
Flips in the city? What's 10023 gonna say?

You don't have to wait for him. I have completely given myself over to the Northern CA trend that is Allbirds slip-ons and my feet love me for it (young-uns may prefer the wool sneakers--"Wool Runners"--but I like the sustainable plant-based slip-on "Tree Loungers".

Quote:

How Allbirds Became Silicon Valley’s Favorite Sneaker
By Jacob Gallagher
Nov. 10, 2020 4:19 pm ET

ALLBIRDS ARE the squint-and-you’ll-miss-’em shoes that ate the tech world. Tejas Priyadarshan, 22, a data scientist for a website in Berkeley, Calif., estimated that over half of his colleagues wear these spartan wool sneakers, completely free of stripes, swooshes, pixelated patterns and other design flourishes. Jotham Ndugga-Kabuye, 32, a social media director in Oakland, Calif., recalled that when he worked for a plant-based meat substitute company headquartered in the Bay Area, “every single engineer and accounting person” wore Allbirds.

Four years after humbly launching its sneakers as an online-only disrupter product, the San Francisco-based Allbirds brand has gone relatively mainstream. It now has 22 stores in cities across the world, including Berlin, Shanghai and Auckland. Many people who wouldn’t know iOS from Intel own a pair of its $95 lace-up Wool Runners or $135 ankle-high Mizzles. Yet no one favors Allbirds more compulsively or reflexively than “tech bros”—a loose term for those digital zealots, male or female, who clock time at a startup or internet-focused company, clutching smartphones, begging for a Clubhouse invite and worshiping Elon Musk . . . .

. . . Allbirds deliver supreme comfort, a massive plus in an industry that prioritizes coziness, where suits are as outmoded as a click-wheel iPod. In Silicon Valley, Allbirds can come across as polished. They’re stylish enough “that you can also wear them to a sales meeting,” said Mr. Ndugga-Kabuye . . . .

https://uniim1.shutterfly.com/ng/ser...374032/enhance
https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-all...er-11605043149

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Originally Posted by Steely Dan (Post 9117235)
hell yeah!

So many shorts.

Super-cargoey ones to boot.

I usually carry 6 swiss army knives because I got so many fucking pockets!!!

Who the hell would only want 1 swiss army knife?

Idiots.

Someone like me who saves pockets for pepper spray, personal taser and switch blade (Swiss Army knives are for key chains). You sound like an urban resident who has never had a druggie throw a used needle at him or felt threatened by a group of obnoxious teens on the bus (or in COVID times, an unmasked patron at CVS). Only yesterday I had to remind an otherwise pleasant-appearing couple to step back to the distancing mark in the supermarket line and get the h*ll away from me (or I'd have to tase them).

Steely Dan Nov 26, 2020 7:15 AM

^ way bad.

PersonOfInterest Nov 26, 2020 1:23 PM

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Originally Posted by galleyfox (Post 9117130)
https://i.redd.it/31r9jyer1wq41.jpg

https://amp.reddit.com/r/chicago/com...mpression=true

Video Link


https://youtu.be/IQe0lpcW_QI

Wait until the first time you see a coyote obey the traffic light at a crosswalk. The Chicago urban coyotes always look ridiculously fat and well-fed compared to their rural counterparts. There’s a few thousand in the region.

The big thing with these guys in the rail lines running right through protected forests to downtown. They have their own highways right to the city core.

IluvATX Nov 26, 2020 3:17 PM

Completely off-topic (coyotes), but Anchorage is going to “hunker down” mode for the month of December. No indoor dining, bars closed, etc. And you can forget ouutdoor dining with all the snow and cold temps.


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