Saturday, 23 February 2013

Atacama fur seals

We're the atacama fur seals
Desert dwellers by the sea
Don't like to be disturbed much
Bother us and we get moody

We often swim together
But the thing that we like best
Is sitting on the desert shore
And lazing with the rest

We never venture inland
There's no water there for us
But don't deny we're desert dwellers
Then we'll really make a fuss

Sometimes wayward penguins
Dare to invade our home
Then they see our anger
And find somewhere else to roam

There are of course other animals
Dwelling in the atacama sand
But they're nothing compared to us
We hope that you'll understand


Linked up at real toads transforming Friday about deserts.


Helen said...

Not easy to educate AND entertain with a poem ... you did both!!

Kerry O'Connor said...

These are very appealing sea-lions.

Ella said...

I wish we did understand more...
Yes, you did both-entertain and teach!

Hannah said...

I love the creature you chose and the voice that you used to tell us of it, Emma!! Great write and thank you for joining Transforming Friday!!

Margaret said...

Never would I have associated seals with the desert! Thanks for educating me.

Chhavi Vatwani said...

aw these are so cute! I can imagine them reciting your poem! Ha! :D

Emma Major said...

ah thanks Helen

Emma Major said...

they're fun creatures, they actually chase penguins for fun and never hurt them

Emma Major said...

thanks Ella, I'm addicted to natural history programmes on bbc

Emma Major said...

thanks for setting the prompt xxx

Emma Major said...

I know, it's crazy isn't it. there are penguin who nest inthe desert as well and have to put their eggs under the sand to keep them cool - our world is amazing

Emma Major said...

that'd be a great video :)

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I remember going out on my first whale watching tour and the boat stopping by a small island of rocks inhabited by hundreds of sea lions - the growly little noise they made was ENCHANTING. I was thrilled right down to my toes!

Susie Clevenger said...

A poem that it!