This week has been full of animals! Its been really sunny, and one of our friends told us when its too hot and the grass dries up, the cows and horses dont have enough to eat in their yards, so sometimes the farmers will let them out to go find grass along the road or the river. My mom and I went to San Marcos the other day and we saw this horse. It followed us all the way down Rio Blanco road.
I told my mom I thought it was a stray that needed a home at our house. She told me she thought it was a good reason to keep the gate closed.
When we were walking down the street in San Marcos, we saw a bird that had hit a window. It had a weird eye, so I think it probably didnt see the window. It let me pet it before it flew away.
We went to a restaurant for breakfast when we were in town. The usual Costa Rican breakfast has eggs, gallo pinto rice, fried banana, natilla (like sour cream) and toast. I think its boring but my mom likes it. Sometimes she even makes it at our house.
The next day, we saw our neighbors cows having a 'beach day' across the river from our house. Theyre funny to watch.
One morning I woke up and saw mapache prints on the river bank outside our door. My room is literally ten feet away, but three stories up. I could have seen them!
Its baby lizard season, so there have been tons of baby lizards everywhere. Ive been catching them and letting them go. They're very fast. I think they all hatch brown, and then turn blue or green when theyre teenagers. I havent seen anything but brown lizard babies.
And when we went to the Dairy in Monday, Abels horse was in his front yard. It let me pet its nose. Abel rides this horse a lot.
Yesterday, a really strange thing happened. A bird flew into MY window and knocked itself out. I found it laying on the patio downstairs and I held it for a little bit. When i knew it was going to be okay, I put it in a box the rest. I stayed there so no other creatures would get it. When it felt better, it flew up into our rafters and stared down at us. Im glad it didnt die.
1/13/2018 09:25:46 am
Q you have a kind heart. and a great eye for looking that all the different things on the farm.
1/15/2018 12:05:42 am
Hello Q! You sure have a lot of interaction with wildlife down there. I'm glad you help look out for the animals that need assistance. Not sure I know what animal left the prints below your window.
1/20/2018 10:03:04 pm
Mapache is raccoon ln Spanish sincerely Quinn
Wow, lots of animal information there Q, thank you, very interesting. You are right, the lizards are all born speckled brown, and when the males get older they turn green and blue to attract the ladies, but the females stay brown so they are camouflaged. Keep up the good work keeping us educated.
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