my manta ray is all right

So the manta’s eyes arrived at last, and I was finally able to put the creature together. I think I was a bit over-cautious with the stuffing process, as the finished result was one chubby manta ray. But perhaps with cuddling he/she (its gender, like its name, is as of yet unknown) will slim down a bit. I was pleased with my little creature, and packed it up carefully and sent it off across the channel to its new owner. Now I am eagerly awaiting news of its arrival and naming…

Update: the baby manta arrived safe and sound in Brighton. He was christened Man Ray (well, of course – why didn’t I think of that straight away?), and his favourite food is acorns. I trust he is taking regular swimming lessons down on the beach.