The Golden Anteater

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Pua gets ants in glass


Hello, it's play time

Hello, it's play time

Finger poking and massage

Finger poking and massage

OMG there's a cat fight outside!

OMG there's a cat fight outside!

Neither were to happy about that.

Pua is getting sleepy

Pua is getting sleepy

Sleep fighting

Sleep fightingShe didn't like the flash

Golden anteater

Golden anteater

So here's a unique fact anteaters change color. I have mentioned before how they secrete a rusty/orange film from modified sweat glands. This is mostly seen on the chest as they rub them selves on things to mark them but happens all over some.

I had not bathed Pua in a long time and she got a bath the other day. I shampooed her twice and the water was still coming off orange.

Notice she is now more golden blond instead of platinum blond like she was. This could explain why wild ones tend to look orange. They do get wet a lot in the rainforest. Maybe should start misting her sometimes like I used to. The golden on the top side has faded after a few days.

Dead dog

Dead dogThat's a little creepy Hyzzie

Pua checking out a stump

Pua checking out a stumpShe mostly just walked along so didn't get many pics

Bleeding hearts

Bleeding hearts

I want to climb it

I want to climb it

This is a nice place...

This is a nice placePua sniffing and licking "her" special den.

... For a nap

Nice place to napI had to crawl in and get her out.

Carry me home mom

Carry me home momShe got tired and lay down so got carried back in her bag. She poked her head out when came out once we reached the house door.

Ghost spider eats bee

Ghost spider eats beeNice trick, hide in a flower then grab an unsuspecting bee by it's head and fill his brain with venom. And all he wanted was some pollen.


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