Friday, February 20, 2009

Mexican Animals

We saw some interesting animals and lots of beautiful birds on our vacation. The pelicans are everywhere around the water. They are considered trash birds there like seagulls are here because they will eat anything. One big difference is that they are quiet with no loud screeching.
We saw many iguanas all around our resort. They blend in so well with the rocks though that you can hardly see them unless they move. The Mexican people hunt them in the jungle and eat them. They say it's much like chicken, but don't they say that about frog's legs too?

We also saw alligators. When the resort developed the land, they kept and penned the alligators that were there. We saw small ones (about 12 inches) a few middle size ones and also the full grown, which looked much like a log.
One morning some other people in our building were feeding the birds. After the birds were through, we looked out and an interesting animal was eating what was left. I asked about it and found that it was a 'Coati Mundi' or mexican racoon. It had rather short red brown fur and a very long tail.
The birds were in the trees right outside our balcony every morning and we woke to birdsong and calls. They were beautiful colors and we really enjoyed watching them.


4 comments:

Peter Jones said...

Very cool iguanas! What a great Grammy for getting pictures that you knew the boys would love to see! Thank you, thank you!
Julie

Peter Jones said...

Oh, and I forgot the pelicans. That's actually a pretty neat looking picture. And how funny that they are so common to see there. Good shot.

Isabel Mason said...

I agree

Isabel Mason said...

Yeah it is a good pic