Wild Adventure in Las Vegas!

After the 2014 BlogPaws conference, the Fearless Four visited our friend, Stacey, and her fabulous menagerie! Of course, Georgi brought her capybara, Mia!

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Coral, Stacy, Georgi, and Melanie (seated, Mia)

Stacey has a lot of wild creatures with funny food names: 2 Sugar Gliders (Coconut & Pastrami), 2 Ferrets (Daikon & Cinnamon), 3 Hedgehogs (Poblano, Mochi & Mascarpone), 1 Blue Tongue Skink (Acai), 1 Short-Tailed Opossum (Iberico), 1 Red Eared Slider (Pepino), 1 Rose Hair Tarantula (Morel), 3 Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches (Scrapple, Vessie, & Haggis), 7 Cats (all rescue), and 2 Coatimundi (T Bone & Matza)

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Coral meets Matza!

The Coatimundis were the craziest ones! I was excited to see them, having had a wild one cross my path in Panama!

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T Bone says “Hello!”

The Coatimundis are cute and curious like raccoons, but a bit more excitable and into climbing and jumping like monkeys.

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T Bone has a snack of mealworms

Coatimundis have a curious habit of sticking their heads into people’s mouths. By “people” I mean “Stacey.” They certainly didn’t stick their heads into MY mouth!

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T Bone performs a dental examination

The Coatimundis get to run around the house, but they have a big closet outfitted with play equipment and toys.

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T Bone is on Stacey’s shoulder, Matza approaches stage right

You don’t want to know what those frozen morsels in the bag are, but they are obviously favorite Coati treats!

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“Say please, T Bone!”

The Coatimundi’s really liked Coral. Well, who wouldn’t?

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Top to Bottom: Matza, Coral, T Bone

But then the Coatis discovered Mia, the capybara contingent of the entourage.

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T Bone meets Mia and Georgi

They checked out Georgi, and then T Bone became infatuated with Mia.

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Back to Front: Matza, Georgi, T Bone

My first impression that T Bone’s specialty was Dentistry was quickly replaced by the realization that he is actually an Ear, Nose, and Throat specialist.

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“Let me check out your ear, Mia” – T Bone

Matza, obviously still an intern, observes T Bone’s technique.

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“Hold still!” – T Bone

Mia loves the attention!

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T Bone checks Mia’s shoulder

The ear exam continues.

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T Bone and Mia

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T Bone and Mia

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Mia and T Bone

T Bone pronounces Mia’s ears to be in superb condition!

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“Next!” – T Bone

Mia takes a celebratory bath. Most guests don’t indulge in bathing during a casual visit, but Mia is not a typical guest, and in this household, the request is indulged without hesitation.

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“Yes, this is definitely water!” – Mia

Meanwhile, we continued the menagerie tour! Poblano the hedgehog is quite photogenic, isn’t he?

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So handsome, Poblano!

Thank you, Stacey, for a most excellent tour!

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Georgi, Stacy, Melanie, and Stacey (I don’t really need to identify Mia, do I?)

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One response to “Wild Adventure in Las Vegas!

  1. Is Matza a Jewish coatimundi;-) Great photos of what looked like a great day. Wish I had been there for this bunch of animal medics, inspectors and patients!

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