Thursday, February 24, 2011

The rainforest is alive

One of the most awesome thingsbhere is that if you stay quiet and standstill for a couple of minutes, you begin to see all kinds of mammals, birds, insects and monkeys. I have gone on one or two long hikes thru the rainforest every day and have seen five different kinds of birds: toucans, parrots, fly catchers, guanos, and squirrel coo-coos. I've seen howler monkeys, capachin monkeys and yesterday I saw a spider monkey and her baby. There're lots of agouti around. An agouti is a rodent that is maybe 10 pounds. It's head looks like a like a squirrel except it has a longer snout and tiny ears. Really funny looking. They don't bother you if you don't bother them.

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