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It only took me a few days to understand why though.. I'm not at all sure real animals would be willing to live there! (Sorry, if any Daytonians are about - but it was the most depressing place I've ever been)

Heh. You've obviously never been to Philly or Bawlmer.

Suja
Heh. You've obviously never been to Philly

Oh my, you're not kidding!

Tara
Heh. You've obviously never been to Philly or Bawlmer.

What, you mean rats and opossums and pigeons don't count?

I knew there was a reason why when someone asks me where I'm from, I NEVER say "Philadelphia."

Melanie Lee Chang > Form ever follows function. Departments of Anthropology and Biology >
University of Pennsylvania > Louis Sullivan (Email Removed) >
: Heh. You've obviously never been to Philly or Bawlmer. What, you mean rats and opossums and pigeons don't count?

"Rats" is misleading. If you've only ever seen rats from other states then seeing one from Philly is shocking. They're huge. You know, I never thought about it until now but opossums were major roadkill, almost part of the street decor, where I grew up in NJ. I honestly don't think I've ever seen one in SC in the 14-15 years I've been here. Same with bunny rabbits. Had them coming out our ears up there but you never see a bunny down here.

Tara
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I was just a little too afraid that I'd end up with photos of Solo riding a sheep across the field.

Usenet is creepy sometimes. The link to this picture (work safe) came in another group I read.

Marcel and Moogli
And my favorite was the one of the nativity scene. Complete with Santa standing with the wise men.

Replete with camels and goats and reindeer?

As I recall, only a donkey.
I actually tried to go back and get a picture of it but couldn't remember exactly where I had seen it. I did some back tracking of where I'd been but never found it again.
I know if there had been camels and reindeer that I would have immediately gotten a disposable camera from the nearest mini-mart!

I do recall that Frosty - or whatever snowman was included in the yard display - was set off a respectful distance. They probably figured he'd melt too quickly in the Bethlehem temperatures.
But, dang, I really wanted that picture.
~~Judy
Usenet is creepy sometimes. The link to this picture (work safe) came in another group I read. [/nq]
Heh. And here I was expecting the ubiquitous "wolf playing leapfrog with sheep" picture that was being passed around a while ago. I like yours much better.

Matt. Rocky's a Dog.
I know if there had been camels and reindeer that I would have immediately gotten a disposable camera from the nearest mini-mart![/nq]Around here we don't have so many lawn ornaments (unless you count dead machinery) (although, come to think of it, if you all hunt at Connecticut Hill you may be familiar with the unbelievable lawn ornament place on 14 in Montour Falls) but people do love their Christmas lights and often leave them up all year 'round. There's a double-wide near here that for a few years had a Christmas tallywhacker in front - it was a fortuitously shaped stump that was draped in lights, and I just about went off the road the first time I drove by it at night.

The lights stayed on for several years and I wanted a picture, so a couple of months ago I finally drove over only to find that they'd cut down the stump. Which was, I suppose, a good lesson about procrastination.
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"Rats" is misleading. If you've only ever seen rats from other states then seeing one from Philly is shocking. They're huge.

The first time I saw one, in Rittenhouse Square, I thought it was an opossum. They come out at night, and run from under one trash can to the next trash can. Solo goes nuts. A friend of mine's Fox Terrier killed one, and she said it was bigger than her boot.

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University of Pennsylvania > Louis Sullivan (Email Removed) >
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