Airport Marsh

The northeast area of the Grand Case airport there is a fairly large marsh area that is home to quite a few birds. From the airport road, one first encounters abandoned trucks left to sink into the salt pond, and many iguanas that live there. Beyond that are open areas covered with either low grasses or some sort of succulent ground cover, with mangroves bordering the salt pond. Below are some photos taken there and while en route.

Also, I have learned that the large land snail here (seen below) is actually an African species that has colonized various islands of the Caribbean and is a serious agricultural pest. Apparently they can carry meningitis and other diseases through their mucus and sometimes contribute to an increase in rat populations by being an abundant source of food.

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