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Meet The Animals in Legend of the Swan Children

 

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. . . the mongoose was brought from India to the Caribbean to rid cane fields of rodents, but became instead a legendary killer of snakes?

Although it also eats birds, frogs, crabs, snails, eggs, and insects, endangering non-native ecosystems, in its native lands,  it is the mongoose's habitat that is threatened.

 

. . . the Agouti is a rabbit-sized rodent with short ears and clawed feet, native to the tropical Americas and the Caribbean?

Guyanese Saying: If you eat labba and drink creek water, you will always want to return.

 

What was the mongoose doing when Alex spotted it?

Answer on page 119.

When did Alex first see the agouti?

Answer on page 13.

 

. . . the Scarlet Ibis is native to tropical South America, is the national bird of Trinidad and Tobago,

 

and gets its brilliant colour from the red crab it eats? Read more about the Scarlet Ibis in Joanne Gail Johnson's Ibis Stew? Oh No!

 

. . . Black-necked Swans live only in South America from southern Brazil to Argentina?

Unlike most wildfowl, both parents carry their cygnets on their backs.

  

What was Alex doing when he ran into the scarlet Ibis?

Answer on page 14.

What is Solo the Black-necked Swan's job?

 Answer on Page 110.

When did Nirvana first introduce himself to Alex?

Answer on page 101.

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