Thursday, July 22, 2010

walk on water

We visited Davao Crocodile Park with Chris, Mandy, and Marcus last week, and the most intriguing display of all was this one:
The Dragon's Den.

Long story short, the Philippine Sail-Fin Water Dragons, 2-3 foot-long omnivores, are known for being great swimmers.
This sign even led us to believe that they swim so well they look like they are walking on water.


The display was one in which you can walk right into the exhibit. These creatures were well-camouflaged, and startled more than one of us as they whipped past unannounced, sometimes across toes.

And then it happened.

One of them darted into the pond to avoid us, and instead of disappearing under the water, he skittered for 10 feet or more across the surface before plunging below!

At first we thought we were seeing things,
but when another and then another followed suit,
we had to agree.

These dragons walk on water.

Praise the Lord from the earth, you dragons, and all deeps!
Psalm 148:7


Judy said...

How cool is that?!?!?!

us5 said...

we thought it was pretty cool!