Pantanal Nature Part 3

A lone capybara

Melly’s Blog:

This is the third in my series of blog posts about my recent trip to the Pantanal in Brazil. You can follow these links to the previous posts:

Pantanal Nature Part 1
Pantanal Nature Part 2

This post is going to focus on an interaction we saw between a jaguar and a capybara. Please remember to click on the image to see a larger version.

If you are interested in taking a similar trip, I highly recommend Ailton Lara of Pantanal Nature.

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Pantanal Nature Part 2

Why did the capybara cross the road?

Melly’s Blog:

Today’s blog post features photos of a large group of capybaras that we spotted when a few of them crossed the Pantaneira Highway, as shown in the photo above. So rather than being all birds, this post is all capys. Hope you enjoy the photos. Continue reading “Pantanal Nature Part 2” »

Pantanal Nature Part 1

A road less traveled

Melly’s Blog:

If you’ve been following this blog then you know that my daughter Coral and I recently returned from a trip to Brazil where we went in search of wild capybaras. I’m happy to tell you that we found them! And much more. Brazil is a fascinating place with amazing wildlife and wonderful people. We could not have had a better trip. A lot of that is due to our guide, Ailton Lara, of Pantanal Nature who made sure we saw plenty of capybaras but also did not skimp on the other wildlife.  I can’t cover the whole adventure in a single blog post so here is the first part. It’s not all capybaras but I hope you will enjoy it anyway.

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They’re Back!


Acting aloof

Melly and Coral are FINALLY back from Brazil! I know I should be happy, but I was a little mad too. How could they go off and leave me just to see wild capybaras? Am I not better than any wild capy? Do they not love me more? And the whole time they were gone, no one went swimming with me! Sure, my Rick kept me company in the pool but not for very long and he only leans over the side, he never comes in the water. Continue reading “They’re Back!” »

New Puzzle?


Puzzle Choice #1 - Dignified Gari

The company where I had my previous puzzles made ( view them here) is having a sale, which ends tomorrow. Because the sale price is pretty good, I am tempted to make another puzzle, this time 336 pieces. I’d like to get some feedback but I don’t have much time. The puzzle would cost about $13.50 plus shipping. If you think you would be interested in purchasing one of these puzzles, please respond using the poll on the right side bar.

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