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How awesome would it be if along with stray cats and dogs - and rodents and occasional ferrets, etc. - Gotham had a population of street pandas meandering through town, getting high on bamboo and sleeping on scaffolding?

Sigh. As you can tell we have a far too active fantasy life. But still, maybe someday China will lease us a panda (2 million dollars!). In the meantime at least New York does have some really fantastic birds of prey.

Streetpanda from davidfg's flickr stream.