We were delighted to see quite a few fur seals sometimes at quite close quarters. I make no apologies for reposting this picture taken at Doubtful Sound.
These next few photos are pushing the rules slightly. This fine bronze collie dog is situated on the side of Lake Tekapo. He stands out watching all passing by and is an acknowledgment to the vital role that the working sheep dog plays in the vast sheep farming on the surrounding hills.
These crazy chaps (dingos I believe) were on Mount John on holiday from the States. What else is there to say?
Finally this one has no fur or feather but we were fascinated to see these extraordinary creatures which were in a breeding sanctuary in the Southland Museum in Invercargill. These endangered tuatara which can live for over 100 years can be viewed from inside and outside of the museum.
So the question is now which should I choose?