Good morning Senora Pia, welcome to our humble abode.
A small and cute, fast-moving and shy little creature whom I was pleased to encounter. I met another one of his kin when I walked to CanchaCancha, a high altitude community at another point during my stay in Peru - his kin was at a full run, also showing a great tail but not inclined to stop for a chat.
Then of course there were the Llamas, and there were a few around here, walking freely on the grounds, no doubt keeping the ground vegetation manageably short and also fertilizing and adding good growing matter to the dry mountain soil.
Finally there were the little blue white swallows - And I apologize for the unfocus of this photo - although the quality is not really as it should be this is the best photo I can come up with. These winged beings were an integral part of my Machu Picchu experience....... they were everywhere, swooping, whistling, moving swiftly around people's heads, not to mention the people's feet when the feeding possibilities of yummy little buggies seemed to be available closer to the ground. Mind you, the swallows didn't land to feed, they just did their diving thing, corrected the flying angle before colliding with the short grass and finding a new angle to fly upwards towards another protein rich and delicious tid bit.
I was glad to see that although MP was full of people there were still plenty of other creatures holding the fort when the quiet of evening and darkness falls.
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