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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

(Not) Seen in S.F.: Koala Bears

Posted By on Wed, Jan 6, 2010 at 4:59 PM

Last time we checked, koala bears were not native to the Haight.

(Wikipedia places the animals in coastal regions of eastern and

southern Australia, but provided no insight as to the kinds of

companions they make.)

click to enlarge mittens.jpg
Nonetheless this sign attached to a Haight Street tree proclaimed not only the presence of the eucalyptus-scarfing arboreal marsupial, but bid that passersby say hello to it. Supposedly its name was Mittens, which is probably what it needed to sleep through a San Francisco night.

Unfortunately, Mittens was nowhere to be found. We suspect this sign is

further proof of the presence of  twee whimsy in the Haight, as opposed

to koalas.

click to enlarge Whither thou, Mittens?
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