I was running in the park the other day, early in the morning, when I looked over and saw a deer watching me.
The parks that I run through are bordered by the Chicago River on one or the other side. The park district is restoring the river bank in that particular stretch, so for two years now the parkland leading up to the river has been fenced off. I'm sure all manner of wildlife have gotten used to people being safely on the other side of a fence.
Since they can roam freely through the entire city, following the river (and the deer up by the nature center northwest of us are quite tame), while we're bordered in by streets and traffic and bridges and buildings, I imagine to them it might look as if we were the ones in a cage.
Just a bit surprising for that early in the morning.
Deep in the wilds of Chicago,