Watchout! Lying in wait

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Thanks to Julietta for alerting us to this hazard outside the De Young Museum, near the lotus pond, on July 4.

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Watchout! No parking lot is safe

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Daniel spotted this speckled specimen hanging around the Home Depot near Frogtown, Monday evening, June 29.

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watchout! Hollywood Hazards

Hollywood Sign, April 5, 11:49 AM

The path to fame is littered with dangers. This slippery character was spotted next to the Hollywood sign on April 5, at 11:49 AM.

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Hollywood Sign, April 5. A dog surveys the remains of several perished fruits.

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watchout! Slugs in the grass

UC Santa Cruz, April 25, right next to a banana slug.

We spotted this badly camouflaged intruder on the UC Santa Cruz campus on April 25, stealthily positioned right next to a banana slug.

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Watchout! Bad Breakfast

Bob spotted this spidery remains of someone's rushed breakfast, on the street in oakland.

Somebody else will clean it up.

Bob’s hobbies often lead him to the UHaul in San Rafael. One day, while wandering among the trucks, he spied the spidery remains of someone’s rushed breakfast. He didn’t pick it up, either.

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Watchout: Saturday Morning Hazard

April 11, 1:30 PM: Silver Lake Blvd, across from LAMILL coffee.

April 11, 1:30 PM: Silver Lake Blvd, across from LAMILL coffee.

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Watchout: Mini Menace

Small but Deadly

Nice try, Shorty.

In early April, while walking on 17th street near the 101 freeway overpass, Christen nearly fell victim to this old trick. “Small but deadly,” is how Christen described the perpetrator. “I saw that they were on sale at the Whole Foods down the street,” she added.

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Watchout! Shameless and Sickening

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While walking in Oakland on March 23, Bob nearly soiled his new shoes with this rat-shaped, retch-inducing mess. We will never know what really happened here.

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Watchout! Alien Invasion

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An unnatural shadow fell across the San Fernando Valley at 2:44 PM on February 21.

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A Death Star lay damaged among the clovers, at the foot of the Eleven Palms apartment complex.

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An alien creature lay mangled nearby, thrown clear of the wreck. His compatriots evidently escaped, and have probably dispersed across the Valley. Watchout!

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Watchout! Look Both Ways

“Guess it didn’t look both ways”, said Jane, who spotted this treacherous tragedy in the crosswalk at Lombard and Powell in San Francisco,, on February 6.

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Watchout! Fallen Fruit

Resembles a dancer

The once-graceful form of a fallen fruit.

While collecting wood beetles on the grounds of the Falkirk Mansion in San Rafael on February 5, Bob was dismayed to find he was not alone. Frozen in an eternal pirouette, this haunting figure still holds some of the grace and glamour of the olden days.

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Watchout! No Cash Paid for Ideas or Translations

“Untouched. Unmoved”, claimed Ed, who spotted this poetic arrangement on Lakeshore Ave in Oakland, Jan. 29. When questioned further, he quickly scurried away.

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Watchout! BART Seats

Justine caught this slippery character in the act on Bart, November 19.

BART just removed the last of its appalling cloth seats, replacing them with seats that can be more easily sponged off. But don’t let your guard down just yet… Justine caught this slippery character lurking on November 19.

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Watchout! Man Discovers Hive of Peels at Local Home Improvement Store

Bob spotted this shocking scene in Home Depot on New Year's Day.

Local craftsman Bob spotted this shocking scene in Home Depot on New Year’s Day.

Local craftsman Bob made a New Year’s resolution to clear out the termites in his home. He dragged himself to Home Depot to get some supplies, when he came upon something even worse – a seething nest of peels, waiting for him in his cart! He did the right thing and contacted us. Let this be a lesson to always check your cart before using it.

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Watchout! on the streets of LA

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Spotted at 11:03 AM on December 6. Despicable.

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We can only speculate as to what happened here on December 20, but it looks like some unlucky bird wasn’t fast enough to escape the jaws of this slimy beast.

 

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Watchout! Peels in the Fall

This season yielded a healthy crop of peels. They thrive in the fall months because they can blend in with the leaves and banana slugs on the ground. Keep your eyes peeled, lest you slip and fall!

From the debris around this partial peel, I suspect a Tasmanian devil.

From the debris around this partial peel, I suspect a Tasmanian devil.

A cruel Halloween trick outside Green Apple Books in San Francisco.

A cruel Halloween trick outside Green Apple Books in San Francisco.

Thanks to Joey for spotting this slick and twisted reject on Zoe St, on Nov. 8.

Thanks to Joey for spotting this slick and twisted reject on Zoe St, on Nov. 8.

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Local Visionary: Interview with Psychic Reader Annabel

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Annabel tells the fortune of Veronica Bee, of the Neighborhood Hoarders’s Association.

Q: What was your first psychic vision?

A. I was 6. I was on the monkey bars and I was struck with a vision of my teacher, Miss Wright, prostrate on the sidewalk.  Not long afterward, Miss Wright slipped on a banana peel outside Safeway! That’s when I started telling fortunes at recess in exchange for stickers. Now I charge $10.

Q. Can you see people’s secrets?

A. Yes! Simple things, like I know you have a tattoo of a rat on your lower back.

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Annabel predicts that the neighborhood will improve soon.

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Watchout! Report from Marin

Bob spotted this one on Irwin Street in San Rafael.

A source spotted this slippery specimen on Irwin Street in San Rafael. “Sticker in very good shape”, he reports.

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Believe it or not…

Here at watchoutbananapeel, we care about more than just wayward fruit rinds. We also explore universal, sometimes difficult issues, in the hope that lost souls can find some comfort here.

We're not simply a public safety awareness site. We also explore essential questions about the human experience.

Some of the issues that we care about.

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Watchout! Heat wave

During a heat wave in LA, it's so hot you can fry a peel on the sidewalk. This one was a little too close to home, on Cromwell Ave.

During a heat wave in LA, it’s so hot you can fry a peel on the sidewalk. This one was a little too close to home, on Cromwell Ave.

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