Watch me stay focused like a laser beam here, as a friendly Gray-winged Trumpeter helps me draw a beautiful liana vine draped around a tree. This was the field station pet, free to come and go as it pleased and it was very pleased to follow us around the forest all day, making sweet puttering sounds and giving us charming gooey-eyed looks. Trumpeters are commonly tamed (but not caged) by the locals of northern Amazonia, and they help keep bugs and pests under control in households. This one gently picked and ate sweat bees off my hands, too. We nicknamed it “Birdito”. Forget emus, let’s start ranching trumpeters!