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Old 02-12-2014, 07:54 PM   #31
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The Coati are cute - even if they did steal your chicken!

Looks like a beautiful place for a warm getaway.
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Oh My Goodness!!! They are sooooo CUTE!!!!
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Coati Mundis are very cute, very mischievous! For a while about 20-30 years ago they were popular as pets here, until people realized what they were getting into. The animals would trash homes while their owners were out and were experts at getting out of any cage! They're not called "wild" animals for nothing! Cute, though, and I'd love to see them in their native environment.
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Those coatis are very cute, even if it sounded as if they were a pain as well - it's frightening how quick animals (and birds) can be at stealing food....
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The coatis are so cute!
Sure are, my daughter wanted me to bring one home for her.

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The Coati are cute - even if they did steal your chicken!

They were very skilled at climbing into the garbage can and getting food.

Looks like a beautiful place for a warm getaway.
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They are aren't they.

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I was hoping you would have some additional info, they are very sneaky and fast.

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There were lots of activities that you could partake in, most free and some with an additional fee. For free you could go on a bike tour, play bingo, learn Spanish, learn to Salsa, archery, air rifle, volley ball, pool games and beach games. You could pay to go parasailing, go on a segway tour, snorkel tours, rent sail boats and catamarans.

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Great free benefits at this resort, and you chose two I think I'd have chosen as well, the archery and Segway tour.
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You really did a great job choosing this resort. Great variety of activities and non-activities as well! Where did you find out about it?
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Beautiful resort. Fantastic change in the weather. Love the "wild" life.
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What a great range of activities. I know Mark would love a place like this, as he adores going on Segways.
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What a great range of activities. I know Mark would love a place like this, as he adores going on Segways.
I actually felt more comfortable trying one, due to all the trip reports that you have written where you rode a Segway.

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Thanks everyone, you sure could keep yourself busy if you wanted at this resort.
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