Monday, August 20, 2007

Hip! Hip! Hoo...its a what?!

My previous post was entitled "Animals!". Well this one is about a real animal...a hippopotamus exactly. Its not just any ordinary hippo but a pet! Isn't that cho chweet?! I found the video moving especially in the way the big booby opens its mouth to prompt the human for another helping of a snack. No, I am not going to cry but it makes the mastodon look so...vulnerable. This is yet another stark reminder of humans ability to change (or disturb) an ecosystem. At 6000 lbs, a hippo is still a dangerous animal. But still, so moving!