Thanks to a reader for going the extra yard for this one:
“UPDATE – attached is more photographic evidence of Brookland’s White Whale. Observed on South Dakota Ave. on 6/16. Email me if you have any additional questions. My charming girlfriend spotted him from our moving car and we parked and got as close as we could for this amazing footage.”
“The Maryland Department of Natural Resources would like to alert citizens that juvenile black bears have been seen wandering through the state’s more suburban areas this spring. There have been recent, confirmed bear sightings in Baltimore, Howard, Montgomery, and Prince George’s counties as juvenile bears disperse, or seek out a new territory.
“Please treat bears the same as you would any wild animal,” Bear Project Leader Harry Spiker said. “Give them plenty of space and allow them to move on at their own pace. If a bear has been spotted in your neighborhood, please take down bird feeders and secure trash cans so that the bear does not get an easy meal, which may prolong their visit to your neighborhood.”
In the continuing saga of snakes raining down from the sky, this one landed three feet from me when I was at the Glover Park community garden on Saturday. I think–I hope–that a bird dropped it. And am very grateful it didn’t land on me, or I’d still be screaming.”
“Spring is here and honeybees sometimes go searching for new homes. They (and we) could really use your help. If you see a swarm of bees, please call or text (202) 255-4318 or email [email protected] and and a team of DC beekeepers will spring into action to give house-searching honeybees the home they are looking for! Insecticides will not take care of your situation, but we can.”
I never thought this day would come but a reader has finally caught on film the oft talked about but rarely seen – white squirrel. Look at that poise, that gait. While we will still wage our war on squirrels – let’s take a moment to admire this magnificent bastard.