Urban Wildlife Haiku

crowded skies,
circling raptors weave
invisible baskets.



little chipmunk,
screeching relentlessly,
stop! all are warned.



rat slinks away
as cat creeps near,
despite edge in size.




popsicle monkey,
crowd coos, “Cute copy-cat,”
idly stuffing faces.



Mumbai leopards?
Hollywood mountain lions?
cats seeking parts?

DAILY PHOTO: Wildebeest

Taken in April of 2017 in Mosi-Oa-Tuniya National Park, Zambia

Taken in May of 2017 in Amboseli National Park, Kenya

DAILY PHOTO: Cape Buffalo with Egret, Amboseli NP

Taken in May of 2017 in Amboseli National Park, Kenya

Egret, in white

Cape Buffalo

DAILY PHOTO: Puppies and Goats of Bhaktapur

Rubble Puppy

 

Temple goat

 

Dog disappointed with a package

 

Goat resting on a plinth; Taken in May of 2018 in Bhaktapur, Nepal

DAILY PHOTO: Elephanta Macaques

Hanging out on a bobbing branch

 

Perplexed on a fence-post

 

Ear investigation

 

Flea check; Taken June 30, 2018 on Elephanta Island

DAILY PHOTO: Little Rhino in the Grass, Kaziranga

Taken in April of 2017 in Kaziranga National Park, Assam

 

DAILY PHOTO: Slender-Snouted Crocodile

Taken in May of 2017 at Kalimba Reptile Park outside Lusaka