Coyote, originally uploaded by bexadler.

Today I was lamenting the fact that there are no cute little creatures around Shenyang. I began making a list of all the animals I miss seeing on my runs back home and even mentioned skunks. I mean, really? I had a skunk hiss at me once on an evening run in Sacramento and I was in panic mode for at least another quarter-mile. If anything, I should be grateful that, in addition to all of the regular nuisances that exist in Shenyang, at least I don’t have to deal with animals, vermin, and bugs too.

*Picture above is of a coyote in Death Valley, not a skunk, obviously. I didn’t have very many creature pictures on hand. 😦