Okay, so have you seen the movie, Evan Almighty? Where God tells Evan he needs to build an Ark and all of the animals start to follow him around? After the last two weeks, that’s how I’m starting to feel. And I know, the rainy season is coming and I’m aware that it’s probably something I’ve never experienced before and just may need an Ark in order to survive. Last year, just before I traveled here at the end of October, Costa Rica had had two solid weeks of rain, nonstop. Massive flooding was happening all around the country and no one saw sunlight for those two weeks. That’s when the Automercado grocery store delivery service is really going to come in handy. Living on a dirt road, it’s nearly impossible to walk on it when it rains.
So adding to my animal stories of the week, I was recently visited by a capuchin (white faced monkey). Capuchin’s aren’t commonly seen in Tamarindo and it was by itself but it seemed healthy and enjoying the trees so I left it alone. I’ve seen how capuchins and howlers interact when together in a rehabilitation setting and they really don’t engage with each other. It’s very clear that they are different species. But there really aren’t any capuchins in this area and so I hope he eventually finds his way to a troop.
But again, weird animal encounters at my house and I really am wondering if I need to build that Ark…