Beware of the bears. They're verrrry scary. No, really, they are. Grrr!
Kitakami is at least a little famous for its swans. This is actually a recent development, or so we're told. I guess swans migrate through here, and about five or six years ago, a couple of swans somehow got broken wings. Since they could not fly, their whole family (six swans) decided to make their home here year round.
You can see the broken wing on the one in front.
Okay, there isn't actually a llama here. But there are ducks, and they always make me think of the song.