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Category Archives: Animals

Dumpster Diver

Midnight snacks are served seven nights a week here at Chez Fragève…

Round Tops

This morning at Lake Merritt. There are two “round tops” in this photo: the turtle’s shell, and the distinctive peak in Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve called Round Top, which is visible in the background.

Smudge of Ashen Fluff

I often spot this bird in the tree outside my window. He (she?) was waiting out the rain there on Sunday morning. Not the greatest bird photos ever, but I like the varied textures of its feathers. (This post does need some avian title. Help me, Vlad! Smudge of Ashen Fluff.)

“To Whom it May Concern”

I certainly won’t defend people who neglect to pick up after their dogs (in addition to contributing to filth in our city, they give the rest of us dog owners a bad name), but I’m not sure this is the most effective response: (I blocked out the author’s name and phone number in the image.) […]

San Francisco Tropical

There’s been a bit of a blogging lull here in recent weeks, so here’s another placeholder post—some photos from the California Academy of Sciences a few days ago. I didn’t take too many pictures, but I wanted to see how photos from the dim exhibition halls or through glass and water in the aquarium would […]

Oakland Egrets

I posted a few egret shots to Flickr (taken yesterday on the estuary near the Coliseum) for commenter Wordnerd’s sake (Wordnerd is gaga for egrets).

Smart Chimpanzees, Stupid Human Beings

An Associated Press dispatch from Sweden: STOCKHOLM – A canny chimpanzee who calmly collected a stash of rocks and then hurled them at zoo visitors in fits of rage has confirmed that apes can plan ahead just like humans, a Swedish study said Monday. Santino the chimpanzee’s anti-social behavior stunned both visitors and keepers at […]