21/07 - 24/07
As we were walking along we spied a familiar bearded figure emerging from the ocean... It was Ant! What a coinkidink. He had been on a tour to Isla de la Plata all day and had just gotten back. We invited him to join us for dinner but he had to go take a quick shower first. He was spoiling himself by staying at a very fancy resort right on the beach front. We gave him 15mins to get ready in which time we would continue to walk a little further along the beach.
It was lucky that we did not turn back too soon because as we strolled down the beach, we spotted a pile of puppies!!!!
We just couldn't resist rushing over and immediately befriending them. They were the cutest Labrador puppies. Roxy was thrown back to her childhood when her dog Sacha used to have puppies just like these. They were all huddled in a group to keep warm.
The females have white chests while the male are mainly recognised by their red gular pouches. They inflate these pouches during mating season to attract the females...and what women wouldn't be drawn to a man with a bulging red bag?
These birds also only eat fish but are thieves and will steal the catch of other birds on the island. They are even known to eat the young chicks of the other species of birds.