I have been in Boulder now for just over a week. I walk back and forth around campus, but most of my time is spent going to and from the dorms, my apartment and the Sommers-Bausch Observatory (SBO).
There is a lot of wildlife on this campus, and none of it seems to be afraid of humans at all, unfortunately. For example, we have a deer that lives just outside of the observatory. Most days, we see this deer. One day, she was so close to the door that I didn’t want to go outside and scare her. Instead, I went outside, and she just looked at me, annoyed that I had disturbed her nap in the grass.
There are some giant raccoons that raid the trash on a regular basis. Last night, one jumped out of a trash can with a hot dog in its mouth, and it looked like it was smoking a cigar.
The strangest thing I have spotted was a fox. I wasn’t able to get a picture of it, but there is no other animal that moves like that, and is that shape.
…and before you ask, I still don’t know what the fox says.
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