Wednesday, February 07, 2007
Flight of the condor
On this canyon trip we were also priveleged to see the once-endangered vicunas, plus many herds of gorgeous alpacas and llamas. Such cute animals, with dainty little feet, big eyes and eyelashes ... but like most beautiful divas that probably means they have the temper of a cranky camel. We also saw a very strange creature whose name escapes me but looks exactly as if some mad scientist grafted the front of a rabbit onto the bottom of a squirrel. Good eating on them though, our guide said!
And special bird-watching award to Phil, who spotted (and even got excited about) a hummingbird, a flock of fluorescent green parrots and another feathered thing that makes its nest from the spines of cacti - talk about inviting trouble.