Sunday, February 06, 2011

The 253rd good thing about Lagos: Tame wild animals helping to celebrate Mardi Gras

 Last night we went to a fun Mardi Gras party which was held in the garden of a beautiful home.  While we were visiting and eating, we were visited by a dik-dik.  This smallest of the African antelopes usually lives in the wild, but this one is at home in the garden, eats vegetable scraps and grazes on the lawn and is very friendly and sociable.  The dik-dik is named for the alarm call of the female, but this one wasn't alarmed by the crowd at all -- she just quietly wandered around getting strokes and admiration for her very beautiful markings.  But, unlike the rest of us, she didn't sport any Mardi Gras beads.

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