Thursday, February 24, 2011

A Walk in the Park

Earlier this week my man and I took a walk in the park near our apartment. even though we've had the apartment for nearly 7 months now, we've never actually explored all the outside area. It was time to remedy that. We walked the entire area and let the lovely weather and the beautiful sights sink in. Here are some of the things we saw.

A Mated pair of geese

An interesting rat creature

Who apparently is a WATER rat

The water rats were HUGE, one was about the size of a house-cat--and apparently important enough to get their very own "don't feed the Nutria" sign. I looked them up when I got home and apparently they are from South America, and were introduced to the states by fur traders/ranchers as their fur is very nice. Of course, it was only after the fact that it was discovered that the aquatic creatures have burrowing and feeding habits that run a pretty high toll on the land they live on. And they are difficult to get rid of. Oh, well. Live and learn, right? Such an interesting world we live in.

My man and me.

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