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The snake bat-catcher

The snake bat-catcher

Marty’s photo of the day #3858: I took this photo on a dark, rainy night in Puerto Rico (that’s why there are a few water spots on the lens). I am standing at the entrance to a large cave that angles sharply down into the slippery rocks, trying not to fall in. What you are […]

Coyote Camp

Coyote Camp

Marty’s photos of the day #3744-3747: My favorite of the three places Deb, Nellie, and I stayed at in the American Prairie Reserve was a yurt on the western side. The yurt didn’t have running water, but it still felt luxurious compared to our previous two stays. Our yurt had three sections: one section had […]

Bats don’t like baths

Bats don’t like baths

Marty’s photo of the day #3320: Bats do not like baths! Every summer, I move my office/writing room out onto the front porch. (The porch runs the width of the house and is covered, but not screened in.) This year the flies were a bit pesky, so two days ago my wife, Deb, bought me […]

Bats and Boas

Bats and Boas

Marty’s photo of the day #2989: This is not a particularly high quality photo, because as I’m taking it, I’m standing in the dark, in slippery bat guano, in a rainstorm, at the edge of a deep pit. But what I’m watching is one of nature’s great spectacles. Puerto Rican boas are hanging from the […]