Category Archives: Nature and Wildlife

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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Video: Slithering Serpent Spotted on Bernal Hill

Pascal shot this video yesterday; he saw a big, slithering gopher snake crossing the pavement atop Bernal Hill. Check it out:

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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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UPDATED: Large Tree Validates Newtonian Physics on Virginia Street

It probably wasn’t intended as a science experiment, but a big tree fell on the 300 block of Virginia during the wee hours of this morning, taking out a fence along the way. Neighbor Blair reports: Apparently this tree fell … Continue reading

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Confirmed: A Spiritually Significant Owl Sighting on Gates Street

Bernal Heights is famously fashionable and always avant garde, but there has been a sadness at our spiritual core ever since the wonderful Great Horned Owls of Bernal Hill passed away in 2007. Now, however, we are pleased to reveal … Continue reading

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They’re Baaaaack! Seasonal Arachnid Invasion Now Under Way

The Bernalwood Intelligence Agency noted the invasion preparations underway back in May, and just as predicted, the Arachnid Forces have now established a beachhead in Bernal Heights. Neighbor Brent reports from the front lines on Prentiss Street, where a platoon … Continue reading

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Giant, Marauding Banana Slug Spotted on Bernal Hill

Yarrcat just posted this on the Instagram: My jogging buddy today – a banana slug atop Bernal Hill! Bernalwood’s advice: RUN FOR YOUR LIVES! PHOTO: Yarrcat

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