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Mammals, Reptiles, Birds and other Wildlife / Fauna of California
Tule elk, bald eagles, sea otters, coyotes, Anna's hummingbirds, mule deer, mischievious raccoons, woodpeckers, white pelicans, burrowing owls, bobcats, dolphins, minks, harbor seals, gray whales, elephant seals, California condors, rare Sierra Nevada mountain beavers, screech owls, California golden beavers (a family lives in Alhambra Creek in Martinez), black bears, skunks, whip-poor-wills, mountain lions (also called cougars or pumas), numerous species of salamander, endangered San Joaquin kit foxes, otters, Calliope hummingbirds, California sea lions, turkey vultures (sometimes called buzzards), American avocets, road runners, wild turkeys, Allen's hummingbirds, chipmunks, blue whales and humpback whales are among the wild animals of California.
Scary Stories, Folklore, Ghosts, Myths, Monsters and Legends in California
The phantom policeman of Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, who hands out real but not legal speeding tickets; Santa Paula's horned, white and hairy anthropoid, the Billiwhack Monster; San Diego's haunted Horton Grand Hotel; the ghostly couple who haunt the Marriott Anaheim Fairfield Inn, Anaheim; the bigfoot or sasquatch of the northern forests; the Mennonite Lady in White of Adelaida Cemetery, who on Friday nights puts flowers on the grave of a child; the beautiful but sad Amanda, said to haunt Room 325 of the Vagabond Motel, San Diego; and the wraiths of Camp Comfort County Park, which include a phantom horsewoman, a charred man, a headless man riding a motor bike, a bloody bride and a demonic hound that watches over the tomb of a vampire, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of California.
The haunted parking garage and eighteenth floor lounge of the Los Angeles Airport Marriott; the spirits of Kate Morgan, a little boy and girl, the mistress of a millionaire, a Victorian lady who likes to dance and a former caretaker in San Diego's famous Hotel Del Coronado (used in the movie Some Like it Hot and remarkable for its Victorian wooden architecture); the many ghosts of Elysian Park, Los Angeles, including a headless hound and a Lady in White; the spectral white deer of San Diego's Presidio Park; the spectral woman who still supervises the Phoenix Inn oriental restaurant in Alhambra; Kabar, Rudolf Valentino's Great Dane, who still lollops about the Los Angeles Pet Cemetery; the haunted swimming pool of Ramona Convent Secondary School in Alhambra, where bathers have their legs grabbed by unseen hands (the nun in white, in the library, is more harmless); and the reputedly haunted Room 217 of the Marriott Hotel, Long Beach, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in California.
The reputedly haunted Renaissance Los Angeles Airport hotel, part of the Marriott chain; the spirit of schoolteacher Miss Mary Lake in Room 410 of the Queen Anne Hotel in San Francisco, which was once a girls' school; the ghostly barefoot woman of Stow Lake in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco; the spirits of Sacramento City Cemetery, including a little girl and a pit bull terrier; the ghostly sailors of the aircraft carrier USS Hornet in Alameda; the many hauntings of the Queen Mary in Long Beach, which include a Lady in White in the reception area, children playing in the swimming pool, a man killed in the engine room and the mystery of room B340; Tahoe Tessie, Lake Tahoe's answer to Lake Champlain's Champ and to Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster; and the haunted fourth floor window and other mysteries at the Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles, are more weird folklore associated with California.
Cowboys still searching for their gold in Rios Canyon, San Diego; the male phantom of San Diego's luxurious US Grant Hotel; the spectral prisoners of Alcatraz; the little phantom girl who knocks on the door of Room 42 and the spectral madame of Room 33 who are among the ghosts of the San Remo Hotel, San Francisco; the sirens, serpents and flying monsters that once inhabited Santa Barbara Island and which may, perhaps, be reawakened one day; the giant lumberjack Paul Bunyan and his blue ox Babe, claimed as employees by the Red River Lumber Company of Westwood; the ghost of Claudia in the Mansions Hotel, San Francisco; the blue, brain-like ETs of Palos Verdes; and the ghost who still makes phone calls from Room 1007 of the Paso Robles Hotel, San Francisco, are yet more strange folktales of California.
America is one country that nearly everyone wants to visit at some time in their lives. Nobody can visit all of America but if you have seen the cities of Detroit, Kansas City, New Orleans, St Louis, Seattle, San Francisco, Skagway, Indianapolis, Minneapolis, Fort Lauderdale, Salt Lake City, San Diego, Santa Fe, Anchorage, Boston, Las Vegas, Miami, New York, Fairbanks, Atlantic City, Savannah, Washington DC, Lake Tahoe, Los Angeles, Honolulu, Albuquerque, Sacramento, Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas, Juneau, Houston, Philadelphia, Corpus Christi, Phoenix and Sitka you can be regarded as well travelled within the United States. Other world famous USA destinations include The Florida Keys, the Okefenokee Swamp, Route 66, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, Yosemite National Park, the Appalachians, Yellowstone National Park, the Disney resorts, the Adirondacks, Glacier Bay National Park, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, the Everglades, Bryce Canyon, the Grand Canyon, the California coastline, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, Mount Rainier National Park, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, Mount Rushmore, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, the Ozarks, Niagara Falls, the wild west town of Tombstone, rodeos and Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa. See as much as you can of the only country in the world that includes territory both in the Arctic and in the tropics. Travel safely and happily.
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