Monday, June 2, 2008

Guanaja, Wildlife Galore!

Guanaja Honduras is an exciting place for wildlife. There were all sorts of exotic creatures for Houdini and I to meet. At the very beginning of our visit we were told that nothing was poisonous ... well, that is good!

We saw all kinds of parrots .... wonderfully colorful birds that fly from tree to tree. Some are tame and can even be coaxed over.

Hummingbirds that that will fly right up to drink syrup from a hand held!

Lizards, geckos, chameleons and iguana's of all sizes and colors ... this guy was a brilliant turquiose and green. Beautiful!

All the lizards we saw were just kind of "hanging" out, but we were told that the "red" iguana could be aggressive. I honestly didn't want to test that information!

Next, we saw these agouti. The locals called them rabbits, but they don't look like any bunny that I have ever seen, although they were shy like rabbits.

There seemed to be a lot of different butterflies. All different sizes and colors.

Guanaja Honduras, what a beautiful Bay Island paradise! Go and enjoy the interesting critters.


Guanaja Sharon said...

The Agouti is similar in size to a rabbit, without the ears! Some say they are simply large rodents, I have no idea. I haven't seen many down on our deserted end of the island but I do see them around Sandy Bay and at Susan Hendrickson's place where they come out into her backyard to eat from the same feeding hole as her deer! You must see those next time you are here

ankur said...

Hummingbird is the same bird which flip her wings for record time?

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