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Exotic Castaways Of Trinidad:BBC

 
bravos 2022-01-25 04:22:17 

Excerpt,Wild Caribbean BBC Earth.... cool

 
Brerzerk 2022-01-25 05:34:12 

In reply to bravos
Wow! Absolutely marvelous, which our own Caribbean Media would cover more of this kinda stuff. Had no idea TNT had even more than one variety of monkeys.

 
Emir 2022-01-25 11:48:00 

In reply to bravos

Thanks for sharing,

In the late 60's to early 70's a small group of us worked hard to convince Eric to professionalize our tourist industry, he remained adamant all throughout his life that it was not for us: His logic, if you develop a professional tourist industry we would starve our West Indian brothers who needed it for survival.

 
bravos 2022-01-25 16:18:13 

In reply to Brerzerk

Yes bro, we actually have 3 varieties of monkeys, we also have the tufted Capuchin which used to visit the yard of one of my homes in the past..l have a vid somewhere cool

 
bravos 2022-01-25 16:20:13 

In reply to Emir

Wow, T&T was always about our neighbors ! cool nowadays travellers want more substantial and eclectic offerings these days, more than just rented beach chairs and umbrella decorated drinks in some gated resort .. cool

 
Curtis 2022-01-25 16:29:45 

In reply to bravos

After All, Gord is a Trini razz lol lol lol

 
JahJah 2022-01-25 16:40:40 

lol

 
Drapsey 2022-01-25 16:56:34 

In reply to Emir

In the late 60's to early 70's a small group of us worked hard to convince Eric to professionalize our tourist industry, he remained adamant all throughout his life that it was not for us: His logic, if you develop a professional tourist industry we would starve our West Indian brothers who needed it for survival.

True.

It was way after Eric's time that T&T built/developed their own transshipment industry, siting proximity to the Americas, and thereby more cost effective that the (simi-)established Jamaican version.

 
bravos 2022-01-25 17:17:43 

In reply to Curtis

You know de ting! big grin buh yuh know allyuh have all dat and more ! But the concentrations in this lil place is amazing, it's always overflowing ...cool

 
bravos 2022-01-25 17:19:14 

In reply to JahJah

Aye and supa cat, red rat and elephant man nah wildlife ok !! lol

 
Halliwell 2022-01-25 17:19:49 

In reply to bravos

Thanks!
Ah see that conchs and get hungry for a Patraj lol

How long would it take for one to get so big? Months? Years?

 
bravos 2022-01-25 17:33:30 

In reply to Halliwell

Good idea thanks!! Elsocorro go see me today!! And a red solo !twisted

Boy those real big, since growing up I used to see them in the neighborhood drain but never so big, so I would say definitely a few years..

 
Halliwell 2022-01-25 17:41:53 

In reply to bravos

Yeah I stopped getting them that size and regular in about the mid 90s…

Some Sando market guys said they had to go too deep into Nariva Swamp for those and so they worked by order only…not sure how true that was

 
bravos 2022-01-25 17:43:06 

In reply to Halliwell

Sounds legit.

 
Drapsey 2022-01-25 17:58:12 


Yardies could showcase the Jamaican Turkey (flying high).

 
bravos 2022-01-25 18:02:11 

So proud of this lil country yute,the future is safe with the likes of him..

 
Chrissy 2022-01-25 18:44:13 

In reply to bravos

Really good - thanks lol

 
bravos 2022-01-25 18:48:38 

In reply to Chrissy

A good wholesome thread is a good thread prof ! wink

 
Brerzerk 2022-01-26 03:17:00 

The wildlife is absolutely beautiful and interesting, good eco-tourism that protects MUST be developed. Man, there's no way one should be alive and miss that live unless it is outside of their physical or economic reach.

 
Da-Vincy 2022-01-26 03:34:37 

In reply to bravos
Heard one of those creatures howling in Bamboo Cathedral one morning. Had no clue then what it was. That's when I broke Bolt's record getting outta there!!

 
Kay 2022-01-26 03:51:39 

Guyana red howler

 
Halliwell 2022-01-26 12:54:24 

In reply to bravos

How was it? Might be forced to drive to Lon and find a roti shop.

That rested heavily on my mind big grin

 
bravos 2022-01-26 14:29:12 

In reply to Halliwell

Great as usual,got a fully loaded beef though! Thanks for the lead..lol.. cool

In my London days we used to go to BeeWee West-Indian restaurant near Clapham Junction, not sure if they still exist but they were good .

 
bravos 2022-01-26 14:33:26 

In reply to Da-Vincy

Yep they will make you do that.. have encountered them on many occasions on trails down there sometimes they just quietly follow you overhead..there are three types of monkeys on that side and they easy to spot,especially right by the golf course, but the howlers seem to be the dominant species .... cool

 
bravos 2022-01-26 14:40:31 

In reply to Brerzerk

Yes man it's a big part of our lives, if I want to see macaws I know where to go,if I want to see toucans I know where to go,if I want to see monkeys I know where to go, if I want to see scarlet ibis I know where to go, if I want to see snakes I know where to go,if I want to see caiman I know where to go,if I want to see terrapins turtles tortoises etc I know where to go,if I want to see pretty fresh water fish I know where to go.

And I'm talking about right at the side of the road, it's teeming with wild life here..and I love it !!

Sadly some don't have a clue.

 
bravos 2022-01-26 14:47:48 

In reply to Kay

Nice..

What species are these ?

 
JahJah 2022-01-28 18:31:00 

In reply to bravos

I have to laugh at your delusions. Oxford flavoured and all.

Jamaica is a country of enormous cultural wealth. You think it need shyte people can see at a forking Zoo in dem own homeland to attract visitors?

I knew your little dig wasn't meant for Jamaica. It must have been for the Antiguas and dem.


Again, let me LOL once more.

As you were, delusionos.

 
bravos 2022-01-28 23:06:50 

In reply to JahJah


All that ole talk ? Lighten up ballhead,Jamaica ah de best country inna de whole world ..and de biggest highlan !! cool

 
FanAttick 2022-01-29 01:57:51 

In reply to bravos

Exotic castaways of Jamaica

 
Emir 2022-01-29 02:41:58 

In reply to bravos

if I want to see monkeys I know where to go


Let me guess- dong south in a UNC meeting? big grin big grin

 
bravos 2022-01-29 03:08:42 

In reply to Drapsey

Whey de turkey dem ?

 
bravos 2022-01-29 03:09:21 

In reply to Emir

Lol.. smile

 
hotarobin 2022-01-29 03:31:18 

In reply to bravos

schupse now you got me looking for de full show!!

 
granite 2022-01-29 11:09:39 

In reply to bravos

bravos,I was looking forward to seeing our own Tigers,the Ocelot,and what about the wild Deer,Agouti,Pecari etc.

 
bravos 2022-01-29 14:39:11 

In reply to granite

Yep same here, there must be more to that video !

 
bravos 2022-01-29 14:43:40 

In reply to hotarobin

Same symptoms here,they just scratched the surface, there's so much more ! Like granite said, the ocelot etc, then there's also the anaconda ,bushmaster, tapirs, macaws,toucans, capybaras and the almost 500 species of birds etc. cool

 
Halliwell 2022-01-29 17:10:58 

In reply to bravos

When did TT get capybaras?
Did they swim over recently? Or only recently discovered to be in TT? Serious question.

-edit-

So a kind person sent me a link to learn more. Thanks a lot!

Is it known what year they invaded Trinidad? Nice to see they are classified as vermin. Someone should organise the round up of these animals, tagging and removal or sterilisation. They’ll decimate the already fragile ecosystem.

 
granite 2022-01-29 19:28:41 

In reply to Halliwell
I read a little of how the Capybaras came over apart from smugglers,there are moving islands of thick grass and branches of fallen trees all knotted up after a while.These islands looks like a grassy playground on the Orinoco and somehow get to Cedros and Icacos,this as you may know is 7 kilometres from Venezuela,that apart,Customs/Immigration is always catching Trinis and Venez bringing in meat including animals like Capybaras,they are now thriving in Cedros.

 
Halliwell 2022-01-29 19:49:59 

In reply to granite

It had floods and moving islands for thousands of years
Trinidad was a part of the mainland long time ago

And still invasive species now in the 00s? Climate change or smugglers, or pets escaping?

 
bravos 2022-01-29 20:30:13 

In reply to granite

Yep all.kinds of things come over on those vegetation floatillas! One time a few years ago hundreds of yellow head side neck turtles came over after severe weather on the mainland and teh south Eastern coast, and people thought they were sea turtles and kept putting them back into into sea..the zoo caught as much as they could but hundreds are in the Nariva area, so add that to our list of species.. cool


There's a link somewhere,will try to find it..

 
bravos 2022-01-29 20:38:07 

In reply to Halliwell

Glad you found the info. smile



And still invasive species now in the 00s? Climate change or smugglers, or pets escaping?


The truth is we've changed and keep changing and so does the earth but the truth is part of it's changing is movement of masses such as floatillas etc which really hasn't changed,and as you know what makes us the most successful species is our ability to adapt to the changes..

There are vids of them floating around the Southern,.South Western and South Eastern and Eastern coasts looking like floating islands,.they often contain many species clinging on for dear life and waiting to disembark at the nearest opportunity. cool

 
Halliwell 2022-01-29 20:52:29 

In reply to bravos

Thanks! smile

 
granite 2022-01-30 16:14:32 

In reply to bravos
bravos:What is happening with the Ocelots,I read that their numbers were very low and efforts were being made to protect them.I also read that some people hunt them for their meat,I just dunno what Trinis wouldn't eat.
lol lol lol

 
bravos 2022-01-30 16:44:15 

In reply to granite

Last time I checked there was a good conservancy program in effect...would post a vid on that jus now..

Boy dem mudda ass will curry-stew me and you in coconut milk if we in de bush too long !!
smile

 
bravos 2022-01-30 16:51:28 

These folks doing some good work..

Many people have them illegally as pets also..mostly the rich on their country ranches etc..it's a beautiful wild cat, and less risky to keep and handle than the bigger more notable ones..

Many have also been found as orphans on the fringes, in such situations a license to care for and keep them can be sought.

 
sgtdjones 2022-01-30 17:08:13 

Emir1/28/22, 9:41:58 PM
In reply to bravos

if I want to see monkeys I know where to go


Let me guess- dong south in a UNC meeting?


Why is this racist rasshole allowed to post such.....senility

twisted twisted twisted twisted

 
bravos 2022-01-30 17:10:44 

In reply to granite

More and more citizens are becoming aware..

 
bravos 2022-01-30 17:21:53 

Oh and people personally I think monkey is a really good wholesome and proper insult for people that monkey around or are being idiotic, and we should not be denied using it in that context because some conveniently want to use it for their agendas,or claim exclusivity to it as a racial slur.

Although a primate,I ain't no damn monkey but may monkey around at times ..I have on many occasions showed monkeys of all colours and appearances right here and as a black man hold no exclusive claim to it as a negative description of me or my kind, and see it as the lightest of the light racial insults because I'm sure I can find a monkey resembling an antagonist of any race, sorry but they have to.come.bette than that.. .

And ah tort UNC was Indians ? So dem is 'monkey' too because it have a monkey that look Indian yinno, and Chinese and Caucasian ?

Or do they act like monkeys when dey ready like any other over enthusiastic failed political sycophantic group as Emir was suggesting?

Make up allyuh blasted mind, and don't try to deny the use of good effective vocabulary for anyone's insecurities or mischief..

And I'm done there, so please let's not try to derail a good thread with that shyte..

 
sgtdjones 2022-01-30 17:24:59 

link bravos1/28/22, 10:09:21 PM
In reply to Emir

Lol.. smile


But here is the fcking idiot laughing at the comment?

twisted twisted twisted

But ah tort UNC was Indians ? So dem is 'monkey' too because it have a moneky that look Indian yinno ? Or do they act like monkeys when dey ready like any other over enthusiastic failed political sycophantic group as the Emir was suggesting?


Another fcking brain dead comment.

twisted twisted

 
bravos 2022-01-30 17:35:59 

People please ignore this rare endangered soon to be extinct species of nasty ungrateful badmind self hating dishonest monotonous agenda driven Trini vermin.

 
bravos 2022-01-31 21:20:38 

So proud of my people,even the simplest man in the simplest of villages on the fringes are conscious these days. Years gone by would've been a cage for that..

That's the most famous of capuchins,the tufted capuchin which is one of 3 monkey species in Trinidad,none are present in Tobago..

 
Emir 2022-02-01 02:47:10 

In reply to bravos

Amazing it survived the shock.

 
bravos 2022-02-01 02:50:07 

In reply to Emir

Yes I was very happy to see him get up and go !