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Nature of Sint Maarten. P1

Anich • 5 minutes read • November 14th, 2016
This is the first part of my story about the natural world of 

Saint Maarten

.
Let this unknown-to-science bird be the title photo of the review!
At first I thought it was a hummingbird - it was very tiny, but for some reason, I had doubts.
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While driving toward 

Maho Beach

, we passed this field of grazing cows.
To put it mildly, there was almost no fresh grass...
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Their eyes were kind and sad.
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I really love them :)
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Here's a small, gentle butterfly.
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We continued driving along the road, and then we saw something crawling across it.
It was a turtle.
I was afraid that not all the drivers were so conscious and that the turtle was at great risk of being hit by a car. So, I decided to help her cross the road  :)
If I correctly identified its species, it was a red-footed tortoise.
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A few minutes later, we met this handsome guy, who was safely walking along the cars.
At first I was delighted with such a meeting (I love cows!), but when I looked at this "cow" closer, my joy diminished :)))
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And again, I could not figure out what this was.
Buffalo? Zebu?
It is clear that this is not a wild bull, according to the markings on its ears, but when such a machine is casually walking down the street, it looks impressive))
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The island has a lot of lakes, which are home to numerous herons. 
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It looks like an "S"! ))
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- Madam, let me invite you to dance!
- I'm sorry, I do not dance!
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- Well, it's your choice!
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I'd like to write here something like "There was a green grasshopper sitting in the grass" but it was sitting on the hood of our car :)
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Iguanas!
There were a lot of iguanas on 

Sint Maarten;

 they were very big and very beautiful!
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We saw the most iguanas on a small meadow near the town of Grand Case.
There was fruit falling from trees, which attracted them. 
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There were a lot of them here, but, of course, many of them were afraid of me and ran into the bushes.
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They were very bright and beautiful!
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I'm not very good at film making, but I could not resist showing you this lovely short video about dancing iguanas accompanied by Carlos Santana :)

Let's return to animals that are more common for us - we met this band of grazing goats.
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Here's a hermit crab. It's a good thing we saw it and didn't feel it under foot...
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Of course, this is not so much nature as it is food . . . 
But the size of this lobster really impressed me. I wonder how much it will cost? :)
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Here are cute donkeys near one of the beaches.
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And it's just impossible to go somewhere without cats! 
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Let's continue our acquaintance with the natural world of Saint Maarten's - Nature of Saint Maarten. P.2!
Author: Anich
Source: anich.livejournal.com
Translated by: Olesya Zhukova

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