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(14,510 posts)
Wed Apr 22, 2020, 10:59 AM Apr 2020

Animals take to the streets amid lockdown - in pictures

The urban wild: animals take to the streets amid lockdown – in pictures

Animals have started taking advantage of cities as they enter lockdown during the coronavirus pandemic. From New Delhi, India to Buenos Aires, Argentina, groups of animals including deer and lemurs have started to come out to explore – in search of food or just to play.

Link to gallery: https://www.theguardian.com/world/gallery/2020/apr/22/animals-roaming-streets-coronavirus-lockdown-photos

The goats normally live on the rocky Great Orme but are occasional visitors to the seaside town, but a local councillor told the BBC that the herd was drawn this time by the lack of people and tourists

Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

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Animals take to the streets amid lockdown - in pictures (Original Post) KY_EnviroGuy Apr 2020 OP
Here in SW FL snowybirdie Apr 2020 #1
Amazing photos Bayard Apr 2020 #2
If there really was a apocalypse, it wouldn't take long for nature to reclaim the Earth, Fla Dem Apr 2020 #3
A good read on this. Codifer Apr 2020 #4
I'll be the one to actually say it ThingsGottaChange Apr 2020 #5
Mother Nature will kill everything on this planet Kaleva Apr 2020 #6
I kind of prefer this to normal... Karadeniz Apr 2020 #7
A preview of the end of the world live love laugh Apr 2020 #8


(553 posts)
4. A good read on this.
Wed Apr 22, 2020, 05:13 PM
Apr 2020

"Earth Abides" was written in the late 1940s by George R. Stewart. Stewart had, at the time, a great relationship with Carl Sauer (UC Berkely) also know as "the father of California geography".

In a post apocalyptic world in which very few random humans survived a lethal virus, Stewart explores the fate of animals domestic, wild and feral as well as the more difficult prediction of human reaction and adaptation. The book is well researched and scientifically tight.

Well worth the read. (If you can find it)

Who knows, perhaps the arrow points made from the red disks with a depiction of the bearded guy are not as good for bringing down a deer as are those points hammered from the silvery disk with the buffalo on it.


(1,200 posts)
5. I'll be the one to actually say it
Wed Apr 22, 2020, 08:16 PM
Apr 2020

Let the animals have their planet back! Man has been destroying the amazing creatures and their habitats for centuries. For their own greed. How many species have we wiped out for a profit? Will this, or another, virus finally wipe out the human race? Maybe. It's natures way of telling us something's wrong. And I am in Mother Natures corner.


(36,469 posts)
6. Mother Nature will kill everything on this planet
Wed Apr 22, 2020, 08:24 PM
Apr 2020

The shifting of the plates will ensure that every species alive today will go extinct at some point.

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