Labba Labba Labba

In yesterday’s post I talked about the “labo”, a rodent indigenous to Guyana. Seems I mispelled the name, based on my phonetic interpretation of what the AmerIndians were calling it. According to this site, it’s actually a “labba”, while this site confirms its Western name to be “paca”. My father tells a tale of fishing in the Guyanese interior and having to hunt wild game for food. Back then, he says, they would set fire to the brush and capture the rodents as they fled. I assume he was talking about labbas, and not capybaras, which I suppose is equally as likely.

I’ve finally uploaded my short films from Guyana to Google Video. To access them, check out my movies page.