IDA AND SAGA’S POST
We’re noticing lots of animals in and around Kampot. A few of them live with us in our house – some of them even in our beds! – and others prefer to live in the wild.
Every evening when we come back from the Guest House, we see a foot-long lizard and, sometimes, there are some smaller lizards beside him. “Mr. Enormous Lizard” has red spots all over his body and creepy yellow cat eyes. He usually hangs out at the lightbulb above our front door. The light attracts lots and lots of insects for him to feast on for dinner. During the day, he moves inside our house and keeps an eye on us in “reading nook.”
At night, we sleep under mosquito nets, but there are still ants/beetles/spiders and other critters that manage to sneak in under the net.
Our favourite animals in our bungalow are geckos. They are so funny! Whenever we see them, they freeze…for a moment….and then, they disappear into small hiding places.
At the Guest House there are four rabbits; three older rabbits that live together and one younger one that lives in its own cage. We get to feed them fresh greens and we sometimes go in and pet them. But, they’re a bit unpredictable.
And, then there are dogs. About 10 dogs at Les Manguiers alone. There are four dogs that live under our bungalow on stilts. The rest roam around freely. They make us miss our dog quite a lot.
We have also seen lots of cows. The cows in this area are white and they are so common that Les Manguiers even has one. The cows are quite skinny compared to the cows we see in Ontario.
Most mornings we are woken up by roosters (and the sound of fishing boats returning from a night at sea). The roosters are really loud. They also run across the street and scare us a bit when we’re out biking.
When we’re out biking, we usually see water buffalos in the fields after a big downpour. They are very large creatures.
Sometimes we go to places (like a Pepper Farm or the local Market) where we see really cute kittens. Our favourite kitten is a little, delicate white kitten with orangey-brown spots on it.
The most unusual thing we’ve seen so far is a goldfish swimming on our bike path during the second day of the tropical storm.
Sometimes, when it’s really quiet in the house at night, we find spiders that are the size of our hands. Our dad tries shooing them away with a broom stick.
There are lots of animals and we appreciate having (most of them) around (not lizards, spiders, etc.).
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