Dear Readers, you may notice the dates of the Blog do not match the Flash Post dates which are in real time. The blog was written in 2009 and saw the light of day 6 months back when my younger daughter discovered it and decided to bring it to you here.
Paradise On Earth | Flash Post 332

Paradise On Earth | Flash Post 332

Is the family having a good time?

Button, we are having the time of our lives. I actually dared to go outside the safety zone yesterday when we went to feed the sharks and stingrays and actually petted a stingray. My heart was in my mouth but Dost and chotididi were more scared for me than I was!

Sharks don’t come so close to the shore or do they?

These weren’t that big but the Taj has been feeding them for the last 22 years. And it’s amazing how they flock to the same beach every single day on the dot of 5 every evening! A large number of herons flock to eat the fish but I witnessed this particular heron who picked up a piece of fish with his extended beak and dropped it in front of a stingray many times over.  I think he was helping us feed the ocean inmates!

That’s so cute.

Steve Irwin, who had grown up saving animals, reptiles and birds met his death when a huge stingray pierced him more than a hundred times in the span of a few seconds using venomous barbs that are located on the tail and used for self protection.

Which means stingrays are dangerous. No wonder Dost and chotididi were terrified! Who is Steve Irwin?

He was nicknamed the Crocodile Hunter and was an Australian zookeeper, conservationist and television personality. One day while he was filming a documentary, a eight feet wide stingray attacked him. He was stung in the heart and died on his way to hospital. He was only 44 years old.

That’s so sad.

Didi and I also went to the jetty as early as 5.30 this morning, only to capture a sunrise. Here’s an image for you to see.

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