Horse roaming free in Ecuador
Flora and Fauna

Roaming wild in Ecuador

First, I want to mention that Scott and I both started new jobs about a month ago and are very happy with them so we may postpone our move by a few years.  Scott is now a full time employee at Bebe Stores headquarters and I am contracting at Facebook headquarters.

Now, on to the topic of the day – roaming wild in Ecuador.  We saw a lot of animals while there and most roamed wherever they wanted.  There were pigs, cows, cats, dogs, and horses hanging out in various places without leashes or fences.  They did not seem to have any fear of vehicles and barely moved as we drove past them.  Here was a horse hanging out in a front yard.

Horse in home yard

Here is a dog hanging out at a food “bike.”

Dog with a food cart

Pig crossing!

Pig crossing road

They were together but crossed so slowly that I could not get them in the same picture.

Second pig crossing road

This dog hung out with us one afternoon at the beach.  Very nice guy.

Dog hanging out on beach

Scott put out dog food across from our hotel one night and this dog found some of it the next morning.  I know he is wearing a harness but we never saw him with a leash and saw him day and night running free.  Not sure why he has a harness on.

Dog on sidewalk eating food

Turkeys running around a front yard.

Birds in yard

At our second hotel, the owner had a cute little dog that she did not let roam free and kept a very close eye on her.  Here is Scott giving her some love.

Scott with dog at Playas hotel

I already introduced this sweet cat that shared breakfast with us.  Here is Scott saying hi before we all ate.

Kitty at breakfast

These cows were just walking along slowly on the edge of the road.  There were about 20 of them in all.

Cows on side of road

Want to buy a wooden souvenir?  This dog is “manning” the shop.

Dog on sidewalk in front of store

If you read a lot of other blogs about Ecuador, you know that there are also a lot of more exotic animals but we did not go to the locations where we would have seen them.  Maybe next time, which will be a week this summer 🙂

I am a US Expat in Ecuador. I grew up on a Minnesota farm, worked in IT in California's Silicon Valley, then moved to a coastal Ecuador fishing village. My goal is to share Ecuador with you, one snippet at a time. Topics include attractions, compassion, ecotourism, Ecuador products, everyday Ecuador, and flora and fauna. Please let me know what you would like to read more about!

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