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Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Water Monitor

DSC05955, originally uploaded by jrambow.

I don't know if Sri Lankans get bored of having cool animals like water monitors around, but I hope not. This one was in the moat of the Temple of the Buddha's Tooth, in Kandy. At first we thought the monitor was eating a duckling (there were several ducks nearby). We were trying to be all "Circle of Life" about it, but they we got to be on the water monitor's side completely once we saw the long tail and realized that it was a huge rat being eaten.

Anyway, we didn't see if he managed to get it all down. To his left a crow was watching carefully, hoping for scraps.

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