Tag Archives: watchout

Watchout! Who’s watching you?

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Spotted on February 22 in Culver City

Many people ask me for urban safety tips. I’m flattered by the attention and often feel obligated to provide an answer, though I don’t feel fully qualified to speak authoritatively on the subject. As a result, I often invent answers based on what I think the person wants to hear.

Recently a young man inquired about the best way to know if someone is watching him. I imparted my most useful piece of wisdom – to ALWAYS check the bushes. Shortly afterward, he sent me the following image, with a note of thanks for saving his life. Apparently this peel had been watching him for weeks, waiting outside his work. And thanks to me, he was able to have it removed. He offered to send me a box of Bosc pears in appreciation. I told him that it was the least I could do, and I don’t like pears, but a small donation would be appreciated.

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Watchout: Ominous shadow

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This thinly disguised peel tried to blend in among the other debris on Vermont Avenue back on July 14. I hope I cast a shadow over its sinister plans!

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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! 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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