This afternoon, I went to Minnehaha Park to look around for markers and sculptures and ended up stumbling across something unusual: A cat. He appeared from behind some bushes near the Longfellow House, stared straight at me, and settled into the grass. Outdoor cats are pretty rare around here so I wonder if he's a stray. He did have a collar but when I moved closer to him (or her), he bolted back into the bushes.
Just before I saw him, I was walking through the nearby gardens. Something black crossed the path. It was smaller, the size of a rat or a gerbil. At least I know he has dinner!