11 September 2008

those rare and solitary, these in flocks

I've always had a thing for okapis, so I thought this was extremely cool.

6 comments:

The Opera Tattler said...

Nice! I think I will try painting one. (A depiction of one, not on one.)

pjwv said...

Add the okapi picture to your narwhal picture, then add a coelacanth picture, and you have a Reverberate Hills trilogy.

Susan said...

This won't surprise you, given the current stage of my life right now... I do like that they have a photo of the droppings. (ok, I'll say it: okapi poop. Go ahead, say it out loud.)

pjwv said...

Hey Susan,
I have to admit I was pretty fascinated by that as well, though I haven't been changing diapers recently. I can't say that my musings on okapis had included many thoughts about what their scat looked like, but considering it's mentioned in every animal sighting (cryptozoological or not)I guess it's just one of those "at home" signs biologists look for.

Susan said...

Patrick - I'm happy to say that I haven't had to change diapers for about a year now, although I do have to scoop the kitty litter. But poop is a very popular topic of conversation among the preschool set... and their parents.

pjwv said...

Hey Susan,
After I wrote my comment I realized that your son was probably past diapers. I figured the memory might linger on. Poop is a strangely fascinating topic for many people of all generations!