Friday, March 31, 2017

Snake & Ground Dove

I was baking brownies in my open kitchen and heard a fluttering in the bush. Upon investigating, I found this snake had caught a Ruddy Ground Dove by the neck, and as I watched it proceeded to try to eat it, head first. The bird must have been too big, because after no progress for a considerable time, the snake dropped the body of the bird and disappeared into the trees. 


Monday, March 20, 2017

We really are pet friendly. Ask Leo!

Here's Leo, a Welsh Terrier from London on an overland expedition from Alaska to Antarctica with his people Monica and Jake, to tell you that Moonracer really is pet friendly. We even trade sausages for tricks!

#petfriendly #belizeecolodge

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

The Annual Cortes Tree Photo

We are on the middle day of the three days a year when our spectacular Cortes tree blooms. This is our 11th Cortes photo, and I think the first one where the sky behind it hasn't been blue...but we are not complaining about a little extra rain as we head into the dry season. 

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Welcome Red!

Introducing Red, the newest Moonracer misfit!  She came to us via the Belmopan Humane Society, who rescued her after she was abandoned when her owner was killed last summer. She is mostly blind and will need surgery on her eyes, but she is sweet as can be, super cute, and oh so soft and lovable. She gets along great with Jalis and Kiss, enjoys our 4-mile walks every day, and is pictured here studying Zana the cat, mostly with her nose...which hasn't yet been scratched by the sharp and pointy. 

Monday, March 6, 2017

Lots of Hummingbirds!

Our most recent adventure was hanging hummingbird feeders in our dining palapa, at the recommendation of almost all of the many birders who have visited over the last few months. They have been an astounding success, and we have, to date, recorded 8 different types of hummingbirds.  They are fearless little creatures, and are fascinating to watch up close. 

#BelizeBirds #belizeecolodge