First Blush

Reflections and sightings from [almost] daily jogging at dawn

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Sunrise 7:19: Saturday wildlife

It's usually on a Saturday Arastradero Preserve outing that the female Dawn Jogger encounters creatures of nature. But wanting to avoid the mud - and the possibility of getting caught in heavier rain showers - she headed from the house to do the Dish. She was still along the paved path between the golf course and Alpine Rd when she interrupted a good-sized hawk munching its breakfast in the bush. The bird immediately took flight to a nearby tree limb and stared down at the female DJ, lest she make a move to the meal in progress. A half a mile later, she came upon a banana slug smack in the middle of Piers Lane. All the rest of the critters encountered were of the human kind...


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