Wednesday, July 22, 2009


Rodent's of unusual size? I don't believe they exist.

"Nutria are large rodents that look like beavers with long, thin tails. They weigh 12 to 20 pounds. Nutria are primarily nocturnal (active at night), with peak activity occurring near midnight."

Sarah and I ventured over to Girard Park because...well I drive by i
t almost every day and had never's vast and green lawns, large, duck-filled lake, and squeaky swings seemed to be calling to me across town.

There were a few ducks that seemed almost cross-bred...and of course, the R.O.U.S.'s, I mean Nurtria. They are actually kinda cute...beavers with rat tails. The ducks were scarier, and the GEESE, ohmygosh, had a glare in their eye and were out for blood...or algae. There were some hipsters playing the bongoes, people jogging and riding their bikes, and children playing. Sarah and I plopped down on a ziggurat structure and watched the powerline sunset. Afterward we attacked the jungle gym and I got sick on the swings. The swings, I discovered, a childhood activity best left for children. Then I was attacked by bugs.

I am not complaining. I am sooo going back after I have recovered. Maybe earlier in the day for a picnic or bbq. Sarah tells me there are some pretty amazing festivals that take place in Girard Park. Can't wait!! Must remember a blanket next time, and a long sleeve shirt.

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