15 April 2008

Journal 11

There are - at least - three mongooses here, and I must admit they are even cuter than those at Island Hermitage, though not at all tame. Other animals here: chipmonks (not at Island Hermitage) and king iguanas (lizards 6-8 feet long, with a long thin blue forked tongue that flicks out regularly like an automatic suspender - also found at Island Hermitage). Also an odd sort of gecko (small lizards about 6 inches full grown), puffy in parts, and skeletal in others – not at all like the sleek variety we enjoy at Island Hermitage - and seeming to be parodies of something, though I'm not sure of what.

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