a deliberate deterritorialization
As of yesterday afternoon, there's a 150 lb. bear loose in my neighborhood--actually sighted at the juncture of Pennypack Park, Fox Chase Farm, Lorimer Park and the Medical Mission Sisters' property, aka 'deer and cow country' and just down the hill from where I'm sitting right now. I'm still enjoying going out deer spotting in the early evenings, but I did avoid going on the horse trails last night; I stayed on the paved path along the creek, where you could tell there were less people out than usual, but noticeably more bikers.
Spoke with the mailman a couple of hours ago regarding the bear in the area, and told him about the dog afraid to cross the foot-bridge. He then mentioned another strange little story from last week--while delivering mail to the houses whose yards back up to Pennypack Park, particularly the section that Rockledge Brook runs through, a dog from one of the houses was barking like crazy for so long that one of the neighbors called 911. The mailman also told me that a trap for the bear has been set on the Medical Mission Sisters' property.
Just got back from a short walk in the park--no deer and no bear sighted, but right at the end of the walk a young woman jogging wearing black sweat pants, a gray tank top and black boxing gloves passed by. I'll tell ya, there's all kinds of unexpected wildlife around here.
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