I think I got the time of year wrong. This does not seen like the birth season. For lemurs. (Most humans I know are either pregnant or with wee one at the moment). I think I’m out of my funk. It was a doozer. Frustration. That pretty much sums it up. But now I am remembering that working in the field is ALWAYS hard. Working on behavioural studies of wild animals is incredibly hard. The field is hard because it is their world…not mine. Marine or arboreal, my ridiculous human body is not adapted for either. The flippin’ Indri this morning reminded me of frogs with panda suits on. Frog-like eyes and definitely frog legs. Me, I fall and I slip and trip every few steps. The study of wild animals is hard because they are wild animals. They do not do what you want them to do. They do what they want to do. I’m against invasive research but today I caught myself fantasizing about a dart and collar program. Only because they are so hard to find/follow/see – even when they are in the tree right above you (and usually there are about 50 trees between you and them)…grrrrrr…but NO. No dart and collar program. If I am going to do this research I need to be innovative. New methods needed! Ideas anyone?
Photos of the Mad Adventure