We chased lemurs through the spiny thicket for 3 hours while avoiding getting shredded by the spines found on practically every growing plant in the thicket. It was probably the best three hours of my life, as I got to watch lemurs eat (which is adorable), scratch their backs on the spines, sleep and spring from tree to tree. Oh-and on occasion, they would jump to the tree above our heads and peer curiously down at us-SO CUTE. They also looked like they would be really cuddly and soft. I’ll let you decide for yourselves from the pictures. We also took a night walk to see the nocturnal grey brown mouse lemurs and other cool fauna. (Note, if you click on the pictures they get bigger).
After three wonderful days in the spiny thicket, we packed up camp, danced with the locals under the moonlight in the zebu style and headed out to Berenty Natural Reserve to see some ringtailed lemurs and have a spectacular lunch. We also saw our first big boabab trees.