Thursday, March 5, 2009

Mouse adventures

Tiny leopard tortoise we found crossing the road

This little chameleon was also found crossing the road and decided he liked my hair.

He changed colors depending on who was holding him!

A gerbil we caught this morning. We're clipping a bit of the hair on his nose so we can tell if we catch the same mouse again tomorrow.

An itty bitty shrew we caught yesterday

Mouse trapping has been going very well. We caught 19 different rodents this morning. A majority of them are really cute gerbils, almost exactly like the ones you see in the pet store. We also saw a lot of wildlife on the drive to and from the site today. On the way there, we found a hornbill that had been hit by a car. Unfortunately, there was nothing we could do to help his broken wing. On the way back, we saw the chameleon, the tiny tortoise, and a dead boomslang. The boomslang is one of the most venomous snakes in Africa.


  1. Hey, we are loving the pictures. Hollis loved the dogs. I love all of them. They really are great pictures. I think that 'William and his friend had a good time in the snow. He really looks and acts like you.

    It is really nice here right now, in the mid-70's. and to think that we had snow on Monday. Benjamin has the flu and has been pretty sick. He will be on the mend soon.

    Keep up the exciting work and I am thinking of you and your adventures! Love ya girl, Julie

  2. Compared to yours, my study abroad was a joke. This is what studying abroad is -really- supposed to be like.

    I miss you and I really envy you!! I hope everything you're doing is as awesome as it seems and you bring home some great stories. This Saturday is my birthday party so we'll be going ice skating but we'll think of you :)

    We/I miss you very much. Stay safe :)