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Published: February 20th 2009
Boat trip up the La Torre River
Left to right- Georgia, Yaz, Jaime, Vikki and Jack.
After going bird mad when Gary the birdwatcher was here a couple of weeks ago, we have since changed our recent mania to herptiles (reptiles and amphibians) due to the arrival of a rather mental Swiss herpetologist called Conrad Mebert PHd. He is really a genetecist back home, but evidently has enough money to go on a mad snake frog spree in the Neotropics, catching as many things that creep as possible and taking photos of them. We went out numerous nights in swamps and on trails and came back with backpacks full of snakes and frogs for him to photograph. We also took a fair few, and these are on the blog.
We´ve also been to carnival, which takes place every sunday of February in puerto and where people can throw water and paint at you, just because. I had emulsion paint thrown in my eyes five times, and came back a painty splattered mess.
We´ve also had a couple more volunteers, Anna and Mark a british couple, and we´re meeting a new american girl, who´s here for a few days.
Aside from this, lots of rain and a bit too much computer work, monitoring a big
breeding colony of Agami herons and a few other bits and pieces which should appear in the photos.
Hope you´re all well
lots of love
Yaz and Jack
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