Sunday, February 28, 2010

Crocs in Costa Rica

Mom found me so many new animal friends in Costa Rica last July that I still have more to introduce to you.  Mom searched far and wide, through rainforests and swamps, so I must give her credit again on this Big World Assignment!

Mom went on a boat ride through Tortuguero National Park, and she spotted an American Crocodile and his friend a Tiger Heron.
Hhhmmm, mom, I am not sure they are really friends with each other!

The Crocodile had really big teeth!  Crocodiles sunbathe on sunny days to keep their body temperatures at 86F which is ideal for them.  When a Crocodile starts to get too hot, he opens his mouth to catch breezes to cool down.  This is called "gaping"

 
If the gaping does not cool them down enough, they go back into the water.
......and away my new friends went!

 
....and mom went back to putting her feet up on the job.
My Big World Reporter sure takes a lot of breaks!

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Friday, February 12, 2010

Mysterious Visitor at My House!

I know much of the country is used to getting snow, but we are not, here, north of Dallas! 
 
 This is a view from the side of our house.  We  got record breaking amounts of snow!

 
 But something happened in the night, and I tried to wake up my mom for a very important Big World Assignment because I heard noises outside......

 
 .....right outside my front door!
I could not see which animal friend it was, because the blinds were drawn on this side of the house.  But they must have been looking for me!

 
 What sort of visitor do you think came to my house last night?  I am sure they came by to tell me they wanted to be my friend!

I will do some research and update my post if I can figure out who this mysterious visitor was!

Khyra, you weren't at my house last night, were you?

Update: We have gotten feedback that this looks like Rabbit tracks.  That is one big monster Rabbit then!  Jack the Rabbit, came by to be my friend!

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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Dr. Phil Says 6 More Weeks of Winter!

Dr. Punxsutawney Phil that is!  Phil saw his shadow today.  This terrible news came out of Punxsutawney, PA this morning. 

 The legend goes that if Phil sees his shadow, there will be 6 more weeks of winter. But Phil, what about Spring?

Here in Texas, I can not see my JellyBean shadow today because it is cloudy.   
Does that mean Spring will come early in Texas?  We sure hope so.

Happy Groundhog Day everyone!

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