Now that the corn I have planted in my vegetable patch is filling up, I have started getting these
Roseringed parakeets as constant visitors. The male of the species has a red ring around its neck. This visitor was female, and she screeched for 20 minutes, sitting on the custard apple tree. She had already gobbled up the last of my custard apples.
Although Roseringed parakeets are pretty to look, they are real pests. Flocks of these parakeets swoop down on farmland and cause immense damage to the farmers. They can be trained to say a few words and do some tricks .
There was another visitor in the dusk. You can see him if you click on the picture above. He is a Mongoose. These are fearless creatures, who can fight with a cobra and kill it. Unfortunately, the mongoose is becoming rare because the meat of the mongoose is prized for it supposedly 'viagra qualities'. The next day, a man from the village did come and ask my neighbour if a mongoose was seen in her garden. He wanted to catch it . She shouted at him and sent him on his business.