Wild Animals Are Taking Advantage of Shelter in Place to Basically Take Things Over
Honestly, it’s about time we let them have a turn, anyway
Whether it’s because the streets are all empty and the animals are venturing out, or because people trapped at home are taking more time to notice the natural world that’s still out there hiding in many urban areas, there’ve been a lot of stories lately about unexpected wildlife, which is at once eerie and beautiful. A flickering vision of what the world might be like without us, like when the frat bros finally leave the party and everyone breathes a sigh of relief.
In Michigan, the deer have been meeting up to gossip about this and that while they do extremely elegant power-walking together.
The East London deer, true to form, are less interested in exercise and are simply trying to be polite and unobtrusive as they sit in the garden at teatime.
The mountain lions in Boulder are out and about as well, checking the powder conditions and making sure folks stay inside. Mountain lion sightings are not uncommon this time of year in Boulder, but the empty streets make the sight much more striking.
Meanwhile, Chilean pumas are taking advantage of the opportunity to practice their parkour.