Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Coronavirus - aftermath (When humans have been wiped out)

So this is not the aftermath of the Covid19 pandemic.

Not yet anyway.

But as humans ceased their activities, withdraw from overt economic activities, and leave streets quiet and empty, nature, who is said to abhor a vacuum, began to reclaim the land.

In Nara, the scared deers have always been well fed by curious and captivated tourists. But there are no tourists in Nara now.

And the deers have been driven by hunger to leave the park and explore the human town of Nara.

The absence of tourists have also affected the monkeys in Lopburi, Thailand. Also fed mainly by tourists, their main source of food has dried up and they are very very hungry. And angry.

And the monkey are not the only ones affected.

While deers and the monkeys were driven by hunger, in San Franciso, coyotes have been spotted roaming the streets.

No, not THOSE coyotes, Nature's four-legged kind.

The coyotes in San Francisco were just "casual tourists" taking in the sights. When the town seemed quiet and deserted, this coyote came to town to see the sights. That was all.

In Wales, some Kashmiri goats tried the local fare.

What are Kashmiri goats doing in Wales, you might ask? Well, the goats (at least a mating pair) were a gift from the Shah of Persia to Queen Victoria when he visited in the 19th century. The Queen put the goats on the Great Orme next to the town of Llandudno.

During the lock down, the quiet town looked inviting and the goats wandered in, and grazed on the lawns and hedges.

All over the world, quiet cities and streets and luring wild animals, normally shy and wary of the noisy cities, to explore the deserted built-up environment.

Planet of the Apes? Planet Animal.

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