Employees of the Canal Expansion Group releasing critters into their new home.Some of you might remember my post about my getting Boat-billed Herons as a lifer. It was a bitter-sweet addition to my life list. I saw the birds very well because they were concentrated in a small area due to habitation upheaval:
The construction at that site has nothing to do with the new canal expansion project. Too bad. If it did, the wildlife would have been treated differently.
Releasing what I think is a White-lipped Mud Turtle; I didn't think to ask what the turtle species was and I didn't see that it wasn't a Slider until I looked at my photos.We've rented a car for a week and this morning, Glyn and I drove into the San Lorenzo National Park to bird and butterfly. The first side-track off San Lorenzo Road we took was the road to the fishing dock. We both love that walk.
They had some cages in the back of the truck and they were releasing animals displaced by construction. They were friendly and thank heavens they spoke excellent English. Glyn's Spanish is pretty good, but I still struggle. They allowed us to tag along and watch the releases.
No wonder I never see these except as flattened road kill.
Free at last! The Rainbow Boa in it's new home.