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Differences

6 August, 2010

Raccoons are a common sight in the evenings. Baby raccoons are seriously cute, sliding down trees and poking about in the bushes, while the mother delicately pats the ground searching for things to eat. These city raccoons are very tame and slightly intimidating close up (do raccoons bite? I have no idea.)

I apologise for the terrible quality of this photo. I was quite excited.

Raccoon!

Skunks are also common but they seem to be adept at avoiding people, so I’ve only seen them from the balcony so far. Probably best. They are as stripey as the cartoons would have you believe, and they sashay as they walk πŸ˜€

“Robins”. No no no. This is a robin. That is some kind of bright red songthrush πŸ˜‰

Candy that tastes of nothing. None of the candy so far has been great, but a new low is a Hershey product called “EAT MORE” which is peanut dregs in a tasteless brown goo. Like most food around here, high fructose corn syrup features heavily, and yet it’s not sweet.

Vegetarian schmegetarian. The helpful green ‘v’ is noticeably absent from restaurant menus and food labels (even on brands that do this in the UK).

Taking restaurant food away with you. Aaah, suddenly the portion sizes make sense: you’re not supposed to eat all of it!

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3 comments

  1. πŸ™‚ happy memories! I also recommend finding a Denny’s to eat at and having a breakfast skillet! Yum!


    • They also do English Muffins. Clearly I should know what that is…?


  2. […] I was wrong about skunks avoiding humans: they’re not bothered in the slightest. The locals give them a […]



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