I was not the only one who decided to have a stroll along the beach!
As I meandered down the walkway to the riverbed, I spotted something in one of the (many) cracks and holes in the bridge supports. I have identified it as a Horseshoe Whip Snake.
Lots of bananas around at the moment, although for some reason most of them never get picked. No idea why not, but presumably there must be a good reason.
It is the middle of October and still no water in the river, so the lizards are scuttling about freely. There were several tiny ones, presumably born fairly recently.
There were lots of Pond Sliders, Trachemys scripta, about, some catching a few rays on islands or sprawled out on the banks, others swimming around and occasionally sticking their little heads above the water to see what was going on.
It was hot enough for the horses to be sheltering under the shade of a tree, with a Cattle Egret as company and to take care of any bugs that might be bothering them.
I wasn’t sure what to expect on my first trip to the Parque Natural Desembocadura del Guadalhorce, so everything was a nice surprise. For a change I am going to try and cover things in order.
There is currently a cute young Wallaby at the Butterfly Park in Benalmádena.
As I left my apartment there was a nice Gekko on the wall of the stairwell. Had to grab a snap, of course.