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Fresh goat
10/27/2009, Santiago/Dom.Rep.

Goat is waiting for it's turn to be slaughtered.
One of many road side butchers on the road to Santiago.

Centipedes/Tausendfuessler
10/26/2009, Dom.Rep.

Something for the Halloween Party...

Centipedes are known as generalist predators which means that they have adapted to eat a variety of different available prey items. Centipedes are also known to be nocturnal.
What centipedes actually eat is not well known because of their cryptic lifestyle and thorough mastication of food. Laboratory feeding trials support that they will feed as generalists, taking most anything that is soft-bodied and in a reasonable size range. It has been suggested that earthworms provide the bulk of their diet.
They have been observed eating reptiles, amphibians, small mammals, bats and birds.

Centipedes are eaten by a great many vertebrates and invertebrates, and form the staple diet of some.

Some species of centipede can be hazardous to humans because of their bite. Although a bite to an adult human is usually only very painful, it can be dangerous to small children and those with allergies to bee stings. The bite of larger centipedes can induce anaphylactic shock in such people. Smaller centipedes usually do not puncture human skin.

Birthday Pool Party
10/25/2009, Luperon/Dom.Rep.

We had a great time at Margie's birthday party. The view from their house on "Gringo-Hill" is stunning.

Hermit crab
10/24/2009, Luperon/Dom.Rep.

We met this Hermit crab and lots of his friends on a mountain walk.

Hermit crabs are not "true crabs." They have a smaller, soft abdomen which they protect by living in an empty snail shell. They must find larger shells as they grow. They are omnivores, feeding on both plant and animal material. There are both marine and land Hermit crabs.

Hermit crabs are among the more unusual pets, although they do make interesting, easy care companions. They have distinct personalities, are active and curious, and their unique characteristics and low maintenance requirements make them good pets.

Manzanillo Bay
10/20/2009, Dom.Rep.

The anchorage at Manzanillo Bay near Haiti.

Flamingos at Monte Cristi
10/20/2009, Dom.Rep.

The Parque Nacional de Monte Cristi is home of 11 species of reptiles, including the American crocodile, numerous birds, among them the pelican, the flamingo, the sheartail, the pigeon and the tern.

Seven cays, named "Los Siete Hermanos, are witnesses to the phenomenal bird migration that arrive each year from Florida to nest here.

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