Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Life at the Zoo








Okay. So. Here are some photos of the friends we live with. Bushy the bushrat in a have-a-heart trap (Bushy was transported to Beaudesert), Lizzy the lizard (there's actually three Lizzys, they're nice and eat flies that try to get out the window), and Hunter the huntsman spider (as big as my palm, for reference). The dead bird is three of four we've found so far that fly into the windows of the main hall where we work, causing us to jump and them to snap their necks. And lastly, Speckles, the carpet python whom I almost stepped on while out for a bush walk (He was sleeping). Not poisonous, but still a biter, think infections, bad bad infections. I tossed a couple sticks at Speckles to see if he was dead, when I finally hit him, he opened his eyes, looked around, and slithered back into the bush. Interesting. When do we go to Japan?

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

bun that spider is super scarey... uncool. where did you come accross it?
~bun

Anonymous said...

The pictures are great - looks like you need to keep your eyes wide open at all times with creatures like that around. I was thinking that it will be nice to finish your furniture project and to know that you have left something of yourselves at the Center that is purposeful and lasting. You must be getting quite anxious to move on now and explore other terrain. It won't be long now.What lasting memories will you take with you from Australia? Bonnie

ren said...

these creatures are frightening!!
besides, the dead bird, I guess he won't do any harm.
ok, did u guys receive the package? Haven't heard from you in a bit, hope all is well. What are you doing for Christmas?
MISS YOU GUYS!!!!!

ren said...

these pics are really great though, nice camera, and talented photgrapher:)