White-nosed Coati (Nasua narica) - photo from Simone's Kitchen; Coatis (or Coatimundi) are members of the raccoon family that live in South America, Central America, and southwestern North America. All coatis have a slender head with an elongated, flexible, slightly upward-turned nose, small ears, dark feet, and a long, non-prehensile tail used for balance and signaling. Some have rings around their tails. They are about the size of a large house cat. - info from Wikipedia
A Wren flew into my house today, I am reminded of Celt bird lore...a Wren is an embodiment of the divine feminine, but was oddly known as the 'king' of birds due to her immense singing voice. Due to this, she was beloved by Bards and thought to inspire joy, light heartedness, and creativity in all it's forms...message received and understood!!
Forough Farrokhzad’s iconic, widely quoted poem (Rebirth, 1962) . . The Bird May Die I feel sad, I feel blue. I go outside and rub my cold fingers- on the sleek shell of the silent night. I see that all lights of contact are dark, All routes to relate us- are blocked. Nobody will introduce me to the sun, Nobody will take me- to the gathering of doves. Keep the flight in mind! The bird may die. . . (my translation, September 2006, Montreal) . by: Persian Poetry in English
A crow, who turned out to be Black God, was taking all the game. So the natives turned someone into a puppy and left them for the cow to take. When he did the puppy knocked the porcupine guarding his gate out and opened it so all the animals could escape and also gave them a sense of smell.
Tiger Reserve in Ranthambore, Rajasthan. Seeing a tiger in the wild is one of the greatest experiences ever. the whole world stands still - all the birds and animals go quiet as it stalks through the undergrowth.