Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Fungus and Otter

And now a digression from the Jones Soda trials . . .

A friend and I went to the forest and the zoo today. We didn’t see much in the forest beside the flash of white that alerted us to a fleeing deer, but we did see a vast proliferation of a particular type of fungus. I don’t know the name of it, but it’s actually quite beautiful. This formation looks like a rosette.

Later at the zoo, we saw many cool things, from an adorable baby corn snake to snow leopard cubs playing with a ball. But the most fun of all was the otter standing on the turtle. This poor turtle was sitting on the bank, minding his own business, when the otter popped out of the water, then stood on the turtle’s shell while he rubbed his face on a branch. Unfortunately, the lighting was not very good, so this picture is absolutely terrible.

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