Monday, March 7, 2011

Mere thoughts....


Captured in National Zoological Gardens, Dehiwala, Sri Lanka

This furry mammal known as Meerkat (Suricata suricatta) is a member of the mongoose family. It is a desert dweller living in packs which can contain up to 50 members. Its iconic posture is standing on its hind legs to scan the surrounding for predators.

I found this very thoughtful creature in a cage with three other adults and a baby. It seemed to be reflecting on the free world that lay beyond the confines, inside which it was put for an uncommitted crime.