Colubines in Attidiya

De Costa, Alan (2016) Colubines in Attidiya. The Island Online, 5 February 2016.

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[Extract] I am usually in position at dawn. Sitting down in my walled garden in Attidiya with a cup of coffee, connected to the world and checking the news on my laptop. I hear them from quite far away at first. A short tripled roar in and out rather like a hunting leopard. This is repeated a few times, and then the usual Attidiya sounds. I must say it is usually very quiet around here. My neighbour keeps a large dog permanently in a cage which does occasionally go mad and barks for hours on end. Any excuse for celebration leads to major pyrotechnics and more barking. And then there are these monkeys. Usually early in the afternoon they are on the move and I hear their roars and the noise of large animals thudding along roofs and the local dogs responding. The citizens are also alarmed and a string of crackers go off allowing me to plot their journey. The garden across the street may be one of their targets. It has beautiful large and mature fruit trees, and does not have a resident dog.

Item ID: 53738
Item Type: Article (Commentary)
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2018 23:12
FoR Codes: 06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0602 Ecology > 060299 Ecology not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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