It had been more than seven days since I went to the San Diego Zoo’s Safari Park so I headed out there this morning.
At 11:00 a.m. each day they have an Ambassador showing near the entrance. Today’s Ambassador needed a little ear trim:
That’s a Caracal (Caracal caracal). In the past it has been called a Persian Lynx, Egyptian Lynx and African Lynx. However, it is no longer considered to be an actual lynx, instead believed to be more closely related to the African golden cat and the serval. It is one of the heaviest of the small cats, with males weighing up to forty pounds. Caracals are also one of the fastest small cats.
San Diego Zoo Safari Park location:
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Whenever I do a home inspection, it’s rare that anyone ignores me. After all, my Clients, usually the people buying the home, have a lot of money at stake, and they sure don’t want to buy a money pit. The Sellers are hoping that I don’t find too many problems, especially problems that might cost them a lot of money to fix. The two real estate agents involved, of course, have nice commission paychecks at stake. That puts a lot of pressure on me to be truthful and accurate without being an alarmist or a doomsayer.
At today’s inspection, which was out in the boondocks, I was completely ignored by these two:
You can see the expression on the rooster’s face wondering just what kind of bug that is and whether or not it’s edible.
After the inspection was complete, I spent a little time trying to get the rooster’s attention because he was too beautiful not to get a couple more pictures. It was much harder than I would have thought, but I was successful: