- Kathy Dunmire
Fur, Feathers, Fins and Scales
Enjoy these pictures and videos of some of the wildlife Lady Slipper and her crew have encountered along the coast of Central America.
Listen closely, you can hear the howler monkeys in the first video below. While eating at a restaurant in Costa Rica, our waiter mentioned that the howler monkeys were lethargic, explaining that they ate a certain berry that put them into an intoxicated state. The white faced monkeys were mischievous, recently caught stealing breakfast right off a woman’s plate.
Iguanas are everywhere. Initially, I was startled by them, however I came to appreciate the scaled creatures.
At one marina there is an Iguana who has chosen to make her home inside a mid-sized hole in a knotty wood stump table. This glamorous Iguana has been named Elizabeth Taybler by the marina staff.
At first this bird was declared a blue footed booby – until it was pointed out that the feet are not blue. Sigh. But it IS a booby. Just not the brilliant blue footed.
This area has bright and beautiful birds of extraordinary color. Colorful parrots live in the wild as well as being at home with people.
We have often been escorted by dolphins. Also spotted were leaping rays and boils of fish. I am still waiting for my whale…