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A "WHALE" of a party!!

by Hunter-MX ⌂ @, Troncones, Gro. Mexico, Sunday, January 23, 2011, 19:33 (2459 days ago)

What a great way to spend my day! Went out to support my good friend Laurel's special event today to seek the funding for mounting the Sperm Whale skeleton they have been so diligently cleaning and preserving. For those who don't know where El Refugio de Potosi is and the fantastic work they do there, you should.

With two primary functions, rehabilitation and release of abandoned and injured wildlife and the education of local children about wildlife, ecology and conservation, they are truly doing serious work. I wish we would all support them 100%.

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The star of the show, a 60ft whale skeleton, the largest Sperm Whale on display in the world.

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The "man behind the curtain (in this case gal)" on the left

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A discussion by another friend on her year long study of the mariposas (butterflies) of the area.

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Some acrobatic flying to keep the day lively

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A talk about the local raptors and efforts in their conservation

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Delicious food

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Looking for padrinos de huesos "Bone godfathers". My family sponsored the middle finger of the right flipper (no I will never grow up)

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Big bugs and...

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crocodile bones

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Some of the best local artists selling their works including my downstairs neighbor and good friend Mayren

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Something for the younglings

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So if you weren't there today and you were in town, I can't possibly imagine what you did that was better then this. There's still some bones looking for godfathers so get on out there and do your part!

It says allot about how much I like what I do when I do the same thing on my days off as well!;-)

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Fantastic event

by Harriet ⌂ @, Sunday, January 23, 2011, 19:45 (2459 days ago) @ Hunter-MX

if you weren't there , you missed a wonderful event. Great photos,Wil!

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Fantastic event

by frostbite ⌂ @, Hamilton MT, Sunday, January 23, 2011, 21:27 (2459 days ago) @ Harriet

if you weren't there , you missed a wonderful event. Great photos,Wil!

My relatives left today, so we weren't able to make it, but we'll be there with friends from Alaska on Wednesday.

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Flippin' the bird

by JeffMN ⌂ @, Minneapolis MN USA, Sunday, January 23, 2011, 22:25 (2458 days ago) @ Hunter-MX

Of course you'll never grow up -- that's why you're so good at what you do!
Sally and I look forward to seeing you soon!

One Man's Wonder

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A "WHALE" of a party!!

by suzie Moore, Monday, January 24, 2011, 20:28 (2458 days ago) @ Hunter-MX

Thanks for the wonderful pictures. Can't wait to visit there again.B-)