Trip Start Sep 27, 2005
23Trip End Mar 07, 2006
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The next day it was horse riding in the morning and a forest walk in the afternoon.
The afternoon walk was mainly ejoyable for seeing the howler monkeys. We had been woken before dawn to see the sunrise and the howlers had been roaring away as we watched the sun but now we got to see them in their environment. We also some some paccaris,a type of pig, and lots of mosquitos that took a liking to my back and bit me through a thick cotton shirt. The mosquitos are rather big up here!
The next day it was a walk and canoe before piranha fishing. Along the walk we saw peccaris and howler monkeys again as well as a red haired deer as well as lots of butterflies, crickets and frogs. This time the Becky was on the receiving en of atleast 247 mosquito bites in about 3 hours
After lunch it was a truck ride off to the hostel for the night but when we crossed the Rio Paraguay they stopped the trucks and we took out some cane rods with a fishing line and big hook tied to one end. We were given lumps of raw meat and just attached those to the hook and dropped them in the river. You could feel the fish coming in and biting the bait and after 20 minutes I hooked reallife piranha and the first fish I have ever caught!
The trip to the Pantanal was excellent and a full list of animals seen will be included once I remember to bring my notebook with me when I updating my diary. Itīs a very long list!