Sunday, March 14, 2010

Animal connections

Here are a few photos of some of the creatures of Cyprus we've encountered recently.

A black Whip Snake that we found dead on the road when we were out cycling. These aren't poisonous, but give you a fright when you see one!
Also, on Sean's hand is the moth that started life as this enormous caterpillar.
Then we have a poor donkey who is tethered near the church. (The donkey
is the one in the middle). She is always getting sores on her legs where the rope rubs against them as she moves around grazing. The owner does treat the wounds with spray, but the flies make it difficult to resolve properly. Oh for a little fence so she could be untethered, but that's just not how they do things here.