Not a Raccoon, but it looks like one!

Not a Raccoon, but it looks like one!

We are meeting our first animal here in Costa Rica. It is super cute relative of the racoon.                  Today we are meeting the white-nosed coati. These neat little mammals are one of our favorites.



White-nosed coati fun facts: 

  • These coatis are the largest of the coati species. They call Central America & Mexico home.
  • Coatis live in small family groups made up of females and their offspring. Males are solitary.
  • These omnivores eat everything from fruit to insects to seeds.
  • Coatis are mostly diurnal.
  • Coatis are very vocal. They use numerous vocalizations to communicate with each other.
  • They often forage on the ground, but sleep in the trees.
  • Coatis use their ring tails to communicate with each other too.


These intelligent michevious little animal is so fun. We love to watch them run around in th little groups all with their tails up in the air! People think they make good pets, but these wild animals can be very destructive. They have sharp teeth and claws for climbing. Stick with a dog people.

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We Meet Sheep!

Working Sheep!

We recently went to a Chastain Park to visit a herd of sheep and goats! What were these goat and sheep doing in our local park? Well, they were there to eat and eat and eat! The herd of sheep is part of a program sponsored by Trees Atlanta to help clear local parks and areas of overgrowth and invasive plants. Chastain Park in particular had a problem with kudzu! That’s where the herd of 100 sheep and goats get to work! They spent several weeks eating the around 2 acres of kudzu, pretty easy to do when you’re a sheep that can eat up to 150 square feet of kudzu a day!

Here’s a map of the area where the sheep “worked” 🙂

The herd was hired from EWE-niversally Green! That’s right folks there are companies where you can hire sheep to eat your plants! Cool, huh?

The sheep and goats have move to A. D. Williams Park to chomp away more invasive plants! Yum! Check out the Trees Atlanta website for when and where you can visit the sheep herd again!

Check out our photos from our breakfast with sheep!

Goats & sheep of all colors!

Such cuties!










We learned all about Trees Atlanta!

Have ewe heard?












Sheep enjoying some browse! We love browse too!


This little lamb was just too adorable!

This little guy is named Brownie!












Here we are with Brownie in the back!

Who needs more cowbell?

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