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Mon Apr 13, 2020, 03:33 PM

Coyotes, bobcats and bears: Wildlife is reclaiming Yosemite National Park

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK — Yosemite Village is normally a crush of humanity and traffic congestion. On Saturday, it was peaceful like few times before — the only sounds coming from the wind and the few local residents.
A young bobcat ambled by the nearly abandoned administrative buildings, while ravens prattled and danced in the empty parking lots, and coyotes trotted along the valley’s empty roads and walkways.

Tourists aren’t allowed in California’s most popular national park, but if they could visit, they might feel as if they had been transported to another time. Either to a previous era, before millions of people started motoring into the valley every year, or to a possible future one, where the artifacts of civilization remain, with fewer humans in the mix.

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK — Yosemite Village is normally a crush of humanity and traffic congestion. On Saturday, it was peaceful like few times before — the only sounds coming from the wind and the few local residents.
A young bobcat ambled by the nearly abandoned administrative buildings, while ravens prattled and danced in the empty parking lots, and coyotes trotted along the valley’s empty roads and walkways.

Tourists aren’t allowed in California’s most popular national park, but if they could visit, they might feel as if they had been transported to another time. Either to a previous era, before millions of people started motoring into the valley every year, or to a possible future one, where the artifacts of civilization remain, with fewer humans in the mix.

https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-04-13/yosemite-national-park-closed-wildlife-waterfalls-muir?fbclid=IwAR1NJb-0zF20dNWsvKccwDlQMtQGDbKL1aT8MaktPX06FkCLTYwrAHJSpxY

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Response to Cattledog (Original post)

Mon Apr 13, 2020, 03:39 PM

1. Aww, in a way it's nice, but it's not going to last--

and then there will be the inevitable spike in encounters with the idiot public who can't maintain a safe distance or respect the habitat.

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Mon Apr 13, 2020, 04:19 PM

2. It sounds like paradise.

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Response to Cattledog (Original post)

Mon Apr 13, 2020, 09:09 PM

3. But are they raking the forest floors?

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