Category Archives: Animals

How to Help This Man Repatriate the Bernal Heights Marmot

This is Duane. He’s here to catch a marmot. This is a marmot: Yes, the elusive marmot that has taken refuge in Bernal Heights remains at large in the area around Bocana and Ellert Streets. But Duane¬†works with Wildlife Emergency … Continue reading

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UPDATED: Marmot Alert!! Marmot Alert!! Wild Mountain Creature Spotted in Bernal Heights

There’s been a marmot sighting in Bernal Heights, and rescuers are scrambling to capture the very cute, very decontextualized creature, which normally lives at altitudes above 5000 feet.¬†The SF Appeal just went live with this breaking story: Wildlife rescuers are … Continue reading

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Ancient Godzilla Ancestor Spotted on Bernal Hill

Mike Stickel documented an impressive proto-Godzilla reptile sighting on Bernal Hill over the weekend: Caught this little guy sunning himself (and growing his tail back). PHOTO: Stickel on Instagram

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Errant Waterfowl Returns to Familiar Spot on Precita Ave.

Remember that odd, errant waterfowl that made an incongruous appearance on Precita Avenue last spring? Neighbor Dan reports that a) it’s spring again and b) a near-identical waterfowl has returned to the exact same spot on Precita: Remember that hanger … Continue reading

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Bernal Penguinologist Introduces His Co-Workers at the San Francisco Zoo

During a recent overcast morning, Bernalwood’s Cub Reporter and I headed west to the San Francisco Zoo to visit one of our glamorous Bernal neighbors, penguinologist Anthony Brown. We used the Twitter to warn Anthony we were coming, and he … Continue reading

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Bernal Butterfly Appreciates Quality of Local Scenery

Thanks to Neighbor Ken for taking this snap of a fashionable butterfly taking in the spectacular downtown view from atop Bernal Hill. Just like the humans in Bernal Heights, this is clearly a butterfly with exceptional discrimination and good taste.

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Bernal Schoolgirl Offers Neighborly Suggestion to Improve Human-Canine Relations

Junior Neighbor Malia lives on Agnon in St. Mary’s, and she took note of the helpful Poop Avoidance signs that appeared recently on Cortland Avenue. Inspired by that example, Junior Neighbor Malia, age 8, decided to create a public service … Continue reading

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