One thing I noticed in Breda's backyard.
Her squirrels are different. Commie squirrels. We don't have them around here. We do have black squirrel on my street, still. Spread out from the Univ. of Maryland is why, I'm told. The squirrels around are fewer and smaller. I think a hawk took care of a bunch this summer. Growing up we didn't see many raptors. Now, every lightpole seems to sport one. The air is cleaner now than in the 70s. How do I know? The sky around here is blue, not brown. Has been since Reagan. Fewer leaded gas fueled 450 cubic inch engines, maybe?
We don't have chipmunks about, and she does. Anymore. Outdoor cats took care of that, is my understanding. Her cats are indoor. Unless there is a jail break.
Also, saw a runned over coyote on the highway. Never seen a dead coyote around these here parts. I am assured we have them. Heck there has been sighting of them and bears inside DC. In Rock Creek Park.
Come to think of it, I have never seen a deer with a biggish rack in my life outside a taxidermy specimen. Big deer are dead on the shoulder, but none with horns. Of course, now that I've said something, I'll see one leaving my house on the way to work.
Oof - What a week. Time to kick back.
7 hours ago