Posted by: lornasass | February 1, 2010

MONGOOSE ON MAUI

Wow, it’s tough being back in blustery New York after walking around in sleeveless dresses and basking in the Maui sunshine for a month.  (I know you’re having trouble feeling sorry for me.)

I am always grateful, however, that NYC is so sunny despite the frigid cold.

Needless to say, my thoughts are still on that other sunny island so very far away.

One day, when I was visiting a garden, The Sweetie hung out in the car listening to his I-Pod.  He looked up and this is what he saw.  The mongoose was introduced to Maui from Australia to control the rats (which were probably brought in by the ships coming to pick up sugar cane–just a guess) and have wrecked untold havoc on the local ecology.

Looks like they have learned to enjoy coconuts.



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