I live in a block of flats, yet there’s a great variety of wildlife to be seen around. Now I don’t mean the local inhabitants, who certainly provide for curious scenes of nature life, but actual animals.
Besides the rats, aka the night-shift garbage guys, there is fowl, hares and cats. I have a sound knowledge of nightlife and wildlife because I stay up late and frequent the terrace day and night for smoking breaks.
I see ravens and ducks on the regular, but yesterday I encountered a hare, which was running through the hospital complex next to my building like a hare. Today I noticed a black-and-white cat hanging around the mortuary.
Since it’s snow, I only saw the black parts of the cat. I considered catching and adopting the creature, but instead, when I returned indoors, I told my resident cat that she was lucky not to have her tail freezing out in the cold.
The cat said nothing, but later she dragged my glasses down from the table and bounced them to the opposite end of the room. I threatened to deduce the damage from her food. (Vain threat, plus no damage was caused.)
Also, tomorrow I’m fully expecting to see wolves around. Why not. We have everything here.