January 11, 2009
the elusive Giraffa
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photo by Donald Kinney
Well folks, this is the elusive Giraffa -- which (to the delight of some and horror of others) has been popping up for the past few years in some of the most unexpected places...
And while I've probably only spotted a half dozen Giraffas so far, Plug1 from www.whatimseeing.com is the ultimate hunter of Giraffas -- having over 60 of them on his Flickr gallery, including this one in the Marin Headlands.
"A Giraffa in the Marin Headlands?"
Now, I thought I knew the Marin Headlands area pretty well, and I've walked down the dirt road to Kirby Cove (near the Golden Gate Bridge) a few times in the past, but I had never explored the old artillery battery down the hillside along the way. There it was -- Eureka, I had finally found it!
Since Plug1's shot, some damn redneck with a paintball gun decided to use Giaffra as a target, accounting for the green splatter on Giraffa's left eye and elsewhere.
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