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Graffiti can be interpreted as (at least) two different animals. What do you see first? [photo] Bonus points for identifying the location more closely than the nearest intersection.

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  1. By TJ
    October 18, 2013 at 10:13 pm | permalink

    Mouse and bird – not sure which I saw first! Will have to go look for it to see in person.

  2. By anna ercoli schnitzer
    October 19, 2013 at 4:36 pm | permalink

    A mouse–we see it in various places. There is one on the garage door on 1st St., part of the UM’s Taubman Art & Architecture annex. There are others in the vicinity of West Liberty–cannot remember exactly where, maybe in the alley behind Pizza Pino. Anyhow, although it is graffiti, it doesn’t seems as objectionable, somehow, as that big white signature-like scrawl that adorns the sides of so many buildings.

  3. October 19, 2013 at 5:27 pm | permalink

    Remember those Mickey Mouse graffiti sketches on Washington? They had just the ears, I think, and the shadow of the parking meter was necessary to complete the image. Not all graffiti is evil.

  4. October 19, 2013 at 6:05 pm | permalink

    Re: “Mickey Mouse graffiti sketches” For more detail, a Jim Rees comment from 2009: [link]

  5. October 19, 2013 at 10:36 pm | permalink

    Thanks, Dave. I couldn’t remember the details but those Mickey Mouse moments were like a free gift from the universe.

  6. By bear
    October 28, 2013 at 8:59 am | permalink

    looks to me like a mouse or a lizard.

  7. By Tom Brandt
    October 28, 2013 at 11:24 am | permalink

    An otter with its head partially submerged. It’s snout is on the left.

  8. By Tom Brandt
    October 28, 2013 at 11:26 am | permalink

    Crap, autocorrect inserted an apostrophe in “its” in the above comment.