Local Heart, Global Soul

January 9, 2012

Beasts at Breakfast … but Fortunately NOT on the Menu!

Filed under: Kids and Family,PHOTOGRAPHY,SINGAPORE,Travel — kiwidutch @ 1:00 am
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(photograph © Kiwidutch)

It’s not often that you can have your children delighted by a wildlife show during breakfast…

We were alerted by squeals of excitement from other hotel guest children that caused our offspring to race off to see what the comotion was all about.

To their amazement there was a large lizard sitting in the early sunshine, soaking up as much heat as possible into his cold blooded body so that he could start to move around more quickly. One of the hotels resident peacocks came to check on him and they seemed totally at ease with one another.

Our kids were fascinated with their opportunity to look at these animals so close up, the peacocks even wandered around the floor around the breakfast tables, no doubt used to scoring dropped bread etc. but they did scatter quickly when over-exited children rushed up to investigate them or try and pat them.

We also saw two monkeys darting through the open reception area, they are “locals”  from the surrounding bush that we are told visit at least once a day, but the staff are never sure exactly when they will turn up. I wasn’t quick enough with my camera to get photographs of the monkeys and I would have had to run to keep up with them for a better shot… and since I’m still getting around on crutches, running certainly isn’t on my agenda any time soon.

We also saw the peacocks by the pools as the children swam and I got some better photos of them then, and we spied a cookoo by the pool but I only got a fleeting shot as it walked past where were were sitting. Due to my lung condition, asthma and Kiwi Daughter and my allergies we have no family pets so our children were suitably impressed to have “wild”  company for breakfast.

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

1 Comment »

  1. This looks like a wildlife in Sentosa island.

    Comment by rsmacaalay — January 9, 2012 @ 7:27 am | Reply

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