Rats and Squirrels / Ratas y Ardillas

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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.

Author: Moving with Mitchell

From Brooklyn, New York; to North Massapequa; back to Brooklyn; Brockport, New York; back to Brooklyn... To Boston, Massachusetts, where I met Jerry... To Marina del Rey, California; Washington, DC; New Haven and Guilford, Connecticut; San Diego, San Francisco, Palm Springs, and Santa Barbara, California; Las Vegas, Nevada; Irvine, California; Sevilla, Spain. And Fuengirola, Málaga..

24 thoughts on “Rats and Squirrels / Ratas y Ardillas”

  1. Reptiles, and rats and squirrels, oh my! I like them all, but this mural is downright creepy!

  2. Seeing an albino squirrel a the University of Louisville on your way to an exam is an omen of good luck. Great murals.

    1. Cheapchick,
      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.

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