More on Animals…

I forgot to mention something about the sloth.  Since I wasn’t allowed to touch him, I had to pick him up with a blanket when I needed to get him off the ground.  So I would put the blanket in front of him so he’d just climb onto it and then I could wrap him up and take him back to point A.  After an hour or so, when I would do that, he’d avoid it like the plague!  Amazing.  He knew that the blanket meant getting off the ground, back to a place he didn’t want to go.  Wow.  That didn’t take long at all.  So then I’d have to pick him up from the top, but then his little claws would cling onto the grass and it was hard to get him.  Smart little dude.

So just when I thought it couldn’t get any cuter…check this out.  I was holding a different sloth and he started licking his lips and then yawned.  I noticed when I’d rub his head and neck he’d yawn again so I was able to catch it.

No way...nothing cuter.  Orange tongue!!
No way…nothing cuter. Orange tongue!!

Ohhhhh sooooo sleeeeepy
Ohhhhh sooooo sleeeeepy
Here's some scale of the sloth...small little kid!
Here’s some scale of the sloth…small little kid!

So my other days at work were rough…demanding physical labor in the heat…not so fun.  I did gardening which sounds easy, but it wasn’t.  I found this frog on a leaf.  For some reason I can’t straighten out this picture though.

Cool eyelids(?)
Cool eyelids(?)

Then a small howler jumped on me which seemed like fun until he peed on me.  Well, I held his tail out so I didn’t get much on me.  Now I know…he will no longer hang out on ME again!!

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So I come home after a hard day and it’s dark.  Out of the corner of my eye I see something on the ceiling that just doesn’t look right.  HOOOOOOLY GOD…that is NOT a roach, right!?!?  Yep…meaty, gigantic, scary, DO NOT FLY IN MY FACE roach.  I flipped.  I actually did a video of this monstrosity on my other camera and I didn’t want to get any closer to it.  Hell, I didn’t want to be in the same COUNTRY.  Had I not been so exhausted, I would have stayed up all night wondering where it was.  It was at LEAST 4″ long by 2 3/4″ wide.  And that may not sound like much, but hold out your fingers by those dimensions.  Wow.  AND they fly apparently.

HUMONGOUS roach
HUMONGOUS roach

So I leave you with that.  Those of you who THOUGHT they wanted to stay with me…yeah…maybe not so much anymore huh?

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