Feliz Natal

First of all, Naice and I would like to wish a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to one and all. Thanks for visiting the blog and I hope you’ll keep reading in 2009.

Now, as promised, here’s the picture of a fine example of the world’s largest beetle, titanus giganteus, photographed in our garden in December. The beetle measured just over 8 inches including its feelers, and reputedly it can break a pencil in half with its jaws (why it would want to do this is beyond me, but there we are). It even flies. We were suitably impressed.

There are also a few other photos here snapped at odd occasions over the last couple of months: an unidentified creepy crawly (answers on a postcard please…); a nice lizard snapped with the camera an hour or so before it was really snapped by Kelly; a young sloth that deigned to visit last week and hang around above our chapeu de palha for a few days; and a little tree frog who appeared next to the house.

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4 Responses to Feliz Natal

  1. tcm says:

    Hi Tayan

    Thanks for visiting. We’re just taking it easy here and enjoying the Amazon. Glad you like the blog!

    All the best


  2. Anonymous says:

    nice blog
    I’m Tayan from Manaus…I’ve always wanted to know any foreigner who lives in my city

    so If I can ask what do you do here?do you work for any factory or university?



  3. tcm says:

    Thanks Mark – glad you like them. WIll endeavour to do better next year. Merry Christmas to you too, and have a great 2009. Clive.


  4. Mark Trigg says:

    Nice piccies. I was told about your blog by a friend, and I am enjoying reading about your move from the UK to Manaus. Thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas.


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