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Where Did All This Fur Come From?

Updated on November 25, 2014
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A Gringo who moved to Puerto Rico, Greg loves writing about the island he now resides on. He and Maria also wrote several bilingual books...


I was strolling out in the back yard the other day here on this mountain in Puerto Rico. I looked down upon the ground and I saw this fur lying all over the place. What could it possibly be from? It was all over; was there a cat fight? Was it rat fur? I wondered and wondered. Could there be another Chupacabra that was shedding its fur? I had already beat our mayor to the punch and killed the first Chupacabra, But could there be more? I was really baffled and I pondered on it for a day. The next day there was more of that fur. I grabbed a piece and felt it. Yep, it was fur and it even had a piece of skin hooked to it. I took a picture. Have a look for yourselves:


I Just Had To Know

I couldn't take it any longer. I had to know where all this fur was coming from. I asked my beautiful Boricua wife, Lastheart. My question brought a grin. She took me by the hand and led me down to where I was finding all the fur. I watched as she looked in my eyes and slowly turned her head and pointed her finger towards a tree in the land next to us. What, I thought? What kind of animal will come out of there I wondered? I looked at her and shrugged my shoulders.

Why was she pointing at this tree?


The Wind Tells All

The wind suddenly blew and pieces of fur were flying all through the air.

Maggie, I mean Lastheart was laughing and I was standing in awe. "The Guano tree," she laughed. "It's the Guano tree." Now I had some confusion really happening; I always thought guano was bat turds.


A Fictional Book by ME--Froggy213

Ochroma Pyramidale

The title of this tells the scientific name of the tree.

I used the wood from one of these trees in Boy Scouts when I built my Pinewood Derby car. Yep, they don't really use pine wood for those cars. The same wood is used for canoes and boats and model airplanes.

The fur I talk of was used for pillow stuffing by Indians. I bet I could find other uses for it too.

What kind of wood is it?

Balsa wood. A very lightweight wood that is great for making boats with and other items that need to be light but durable. The fur is from the flowers and is a lot like cotton.

So, any ideas what I could use this "tree fur" for? I still think they would make great pillow or doll stuffing. Maybe fake beards or mustaches.

I must say, I am very glad that it wasn't another Chupacabra. It wore me out killing the last one.

Sometimes I wonder if I am going a bit insane; and while I mention that I may as well put a plug in for my new book: Insane Sanity in both paperback and Kindle form. Get one on Amazon and support this Frog so I can get some help to keep me sane. Link is at the right>>>>>>

Hop you all have a great day!

© G.L. Boudonck

© 2012 Greg Boudonck


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      6 years ago

      A flower that sheds fur? Very strange. We would not find this in the U.S. I'm glad to didn't have to go hunting too. God bless, Susieq42

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      Greg Boudonck 

      6 years ago from Returned to an Isla Del Sol - Puerto Rico Will Rise Strong

      Thanks Dr Mark;ll sharpen the machete and be prepared!

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      Dr Mark 

      6 years ago from The Atlantic Rain Forest, Brazil

      I am still pretty sure it is from a chupacabra. The balsa story is just another cover up!

    • Froggy213 profile imageAUTHOR

      Greg Boudonck 

      6 years ago from Returned to an Isla Del Sol - Puerto Rico Will Rise Strong

      Laughing hard now Lastheart---

      Thank you rebecca

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      Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill 

      6 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

      Ohhhh my goodness!!! I fell in love with you because you remind me of Chuck Norris...what happened to his furry mustache and beard...and yughhh that nice "blower" hairdo takes away his "macho" appearance.

    • rebeccamealey profile image

      Rebecca Mealey 

      6 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      How cool is this. There are so many cool and unusual things in nature and indigenous to certain areas. Voted very interesting and shared.

    • Froggy213 profile imageAUTHOR

      Greg Boudonck 

      6 years ago from Returned to an Isla Del Sol - Puerto Rico Will Rise Strong

      Chango??? Doesnt that mean something like "Chuck Norris"?

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      Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill 

      6 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

      Good work! Even though you are "chango" with the chupacabra.


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