Category Archives: Animals

Slacker Raccoon Invades Bernal Home, Plunders Cat Food, Takes Leisurely Nap

Neighbor Rusty, who lives on the upper reaches of Treat on the north slope, recently played host to an uninvited guest, and his security camera captured the house party: A raccoon came in through the cat door the other night … Continue reading

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Bernal Heights, This Cat Is Watching You. Always. Watching. You.

Neighbor Shannon shared this photo of her cat in the Bernalwood Flickr group. Thanks Shannon! This cat appears to spend a lot of time staring at Bernal Hill. We also suspect the creature may mumble anxiously about “the preciousssssss.”

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Baby Snake Greets Bernal Neighbor on Front Steps

Last night, Neighbor Kendall found a lurker on his front steps: I came home from picking my daughter up from soccer around 6 pm and found this little baby on our front steps on the North Slope. We are aways … Continue reading

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Loudmouth Bernal Heights Frogs Want Sex, Won’t Shut Up

Everyone knows Bernal Heights is home to lots of dogs. And some cats. And some dissident parrots. But Neighbor Lori is playing host to some really chatty Bernal Heights frogs: They are Pacific Chorus Frogs, in my backyard pond. It … Continue reading

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Bernal Butterfly Arrives Early, Uses Hill as Warming Hut

Neighbor Chris photographed some local fauna last weekend on Bernal Hill: In the unseasonably warm sun atop Bernal Hill, this Red Admiral Butterfly stopped long enough for me to snap this photo, warming it’s wings against the red rock. Update: … Continue reading

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Found: Are You Missing Your Parakeet?

Neighbor Sara found this parakeet, and if it’s yours, she’d like you to have it: I found this cute and cold parakeet this morning on Winfield near Esmeralda street. If you know someone who is missing it,  please have them … Continue reading

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BUSTED! Bernal Marmot Captured After Savoring Sweet Taste of Freedom

Remember the Bernal Marmot? And remember the intensive effort to apprehend him/her in late June? Well, you may also recall that Bernalwood never reported news of the marmot’s capture… because as far as we know the marmot was never caught. … Continue reading

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