WARNING - This blog posting has a snake pic. I know, I know. I do not like snakes either - in real life, videos or pictures. BUT... I am trying to face a fear. Actually our guide was kewl about it and asked if anyone was afraid of snakes before we even set off. Carla and I shot our hands up high in the air proudly. "Okay" he said. However, he still made a point to showed us the snake in the tree. A tree boa I think. He explained a little about that type of snake and that after they eat, they sleep...often for a week or two in one spot. This one had apparently had a big meal because he had been in this same spot for almost two weeks now and thus the guide could find it. My thought was that it would wake up any second and start moving and I was therefore glad we moved along before it did.. On second thought, I really don't like when I open a magazine, or turn on the TV or open FB and suddenly see a snake pic with no warning and thus no way to avoid it so I am not going to post the snake pic. :) You're welcome!
|Blue something bird|
Guess what else we found? Can you see him below?
How about now? It is a caiman - small crocodile. It was in the water and scrambled up on the bank when we came near. We were actually able to get quite close.
|Not sure what is going on with the white on the tip of the tail|
These small islands provide a roosting place for the Scarlet Iibis, Trinidad's national bird and the reason we came to the swap. When I say scarlet, I mean RED. These birds are very red. Not kind of- sort of, but completely RED.
|Scarlet Ibis in flight|
|Settling in for the evening|
|Time for bed|
|Still more coming home to roost|
It was such an amazing sight and experience.
Below - another sort of bird spotted on the trip. A funny little bird. English I think. Just kidding Claire!