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When we met our friends at the Port of Málaga last week, we walked through a neighborhood just south of the old city center (and north of the port). It’s called Ensanche Centro, which means Center Expansion.
I’ve often heard city dwellers (especially in New York) refer to squirrels as rats with fluffy tails. I never really agreed until we came upon some mural art. Now I see their point. As for the lizard or dinosaur or basilisk at top, we simply loved it.
CUANDO NO REUNIMOS con nuestros amigos en el Puerto de Málaga la semana pasada, caminamos por un barrio al sur del casco antiguo de la ciudad (y norte del puerto). Se llama Ensanche Centro.
A menudo he escuchado a los habitantes de la ciudad (especialmente en Nueva York) referirse a las ardillas como ratas con colas esponjosas. Realmente nunca estuve de acuerdo hasta que encontramos un mural. Ahora veo su punto. En cuanto al lagarto o dinosaurio o basilisco en la parte superior, simplemente nos encantó.
24 thoughts on “Rats and Squirrels / Ratas y Ardillas”
Unusual mural subject. Does it represent an historic event?
Not that I’m aware of. Maybe Saint Pat’s rats swam to Málaga… and ate the squirrels.
Whoa. I saw some big creatures in Bali, but that one? That one, I’d be afraid to ride.
And that’s painted on the side of a parking garage.
I would not like to see that mural every day. Very icky !
It’s well done, but it would give me nightmares.
When I lived in the peaK district almost everyone called the grey squirrels tree rats
I’ve heard them called that in other places, too. And I’ve heard they even call them that in the “P” District.
I like the lizard mural; the tree rats, not so much.
I agree. Both exceptionally well done but I wouldn’t want to look at those rats every day.
Reptiles, and rats and squirrels, oh my! I like them all, but this mural is downright creepy!
Pet rats, OK. City rats, no. And the mural gives me the creeps, too.
Seeing an albino squirrel a the University of Louisville on your way to an exam is an omen of good luck. Great murals.
What a strange idea for a good omen. How often does THAT happen?
I love these urban paintings x
The talent is amazing. The rats, though, creeped me out.
So much talent out there… and interesting minds. I wondered what prompted these.
Sooner I’d eat rats at Malaga ….
Much better than in Tewksbury. The Mediterranean diet.
And what about pigeons? Rats with wings!
Yep. That’s what I used to call them, too. I’m a bit more tolerant now.
Very dark….but cool at the same time. I’m not so fond of rats….they steal my strawberries.
The idea of wild rats stealing your strawberries gives me the creeps. We used to walk through the Boston Commin at night on our way to a friend’s place, and rats would be scurrying in and out of sewers and across our path. I loathed that walk.