One day Peter and I were taking a walk in Old Town, and a woman stopped us and asked, "Have you seen the zoo?" We were a bit confused and responded in unison, "The National Zoo?" And she smiled and said, "Just walk around the corner there and look up." So we did. And sure enough, as we got closer a giraffe's head peeked out. Then we saw another giraffe, a billy goat, and a few other animals hiding among the potted plants.
This is surely the first time I've seen wild animals living on someone's patio. You never know what you'll find when you step out the door. :)