Weekly Photo Challenge: Green

Brazil’s Pantanal swamp land is full of green… and brown, and bright colored birds, and howler monkeys that scare the crap out of me, and alligators (or perhaps crocodiles, I’m not a herpetologist).

I was privileged to visit the area back in July. Huddled next to my brother on a long thin boat, wrapped in three layers of clothing (July = winter in Brazil), and trying to ward off mosquitoes with anything but the mosquito repellent that we never thought to bring, I was able to snap a couple of awesome pictures.

He may look malicious, but this poor guy was just trying to warm up on a cold day.

A capybara and his companion

This place was incredible. Each creature was brilliant and brilliantly made. From the construction of birds nests that dangled from trees, to the systems of communication among the chattering monkeys above us, I was constantly in awe of God’s creation. Also, I would like a capybara as a pet. Those things are freakin’ awesome!

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  2. Julie Dawn Fox
    Nov 16, 2012 @ 18:25:03

    Well done you for getting a snap of a capybara. I’d hoped to see one when I was in Venezuela but couldn’t get close, except in a zoo!

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  3. Jacki
    Nov 16, 2012 @ 18:27:12

    They were all over the place in the Pantanal, just hanging out in groups staring us down.

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  7. Richard Tulloch
    Nov 16, 2012 @ 20:51:01

    Are you allowed to have capybaras as pets? Can you housetrain them?

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    • Jacki
      Nov 16, 2012 @ 21:30:30

      I… don’t think so and I don’t know. But it might be possible if you live down south. I have heard of more than one person having pet anteaters. However, I also know that the government is really trying hard to preserve the wildlife and may not look kindly on it.

      As far as house training… they’re giant rodents. And if they share the intelligence of rats or rabbits, then yes, you can house train them. But I don’t know how smart they are.

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  8. Madhu
    Nov 16, 2012 @ 20:55:45

    These are indeed awesome!

    Reply

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  12. Barbara Harms Fiber Art
    Nov 17, 2012 @ 03:23:54

    Beautiful work

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