Mom continued on her Big World Assignment in South Texas near Padre Island with one more stop.
She went to the Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge. Here she was supposed to find me an Ocelot friend, but all she found was a stuffed one in the visitor center! This did not make me very happy.
Mom said she searched and searched in the area noted on the map in pink where they were observed the most, but no Ocelots to be found. Do you suppose they just did not want to be my friends? I sure hope not.
Can you believe that the only animal friends mom found for me on this stop were these Plain Chachalacas? They seemed very tame and were eating some fruit left out by the wildlife refuge workers. This is a large chicken-like bird and it gets it's name from it's loud obnoxious calls. It lives mainly in Mexico, Central and South America and it is the only member of the family of guans, currasows, and chachalacas to reach the United States into South Texas! Wow!
Ok, that wraps up mom's short Big World Report to South Padre Island. What's next, mom?