What are the two animals that Timothy is concerned about in The Cay?

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Timothy is the St. Thomian sailor who helps young Phillip Enright Jr. when the two are shipwrecked in Theodore Taylor's novel, The Cay. In addition to saving Phillip when their ship is torpedoed by a German U-boat, Timothy also rescues Stew Cat, a feline who has also been stranded. The cat becomes the third member of the group on the remote cay. During their journey aboard the raft which eventually carries them to the safety of the little island, Timothy is highly concerned about the sharks which follow them for several days. After the blind Phillip falls off the raft, Timothy hauls him back aboard before the sharks can get to him. Later, on the island, Timothy warns Phillip about the large moray eel which inhabits the pool where they find much of their food. The eel eventually grabs Phillip's wrist before the boy is able to free himself.

mkcapen1 | Student

The first animal in the book The Cay was a cat called Stew Cat.  The cat had been on the ship with Phillip and is the only other survivor besides him and Timothy.  Timothy saves Phillip during the Hurricane by wrapping his arms around him and protecting him as best he could.  Stew Cat, the cook's cat, had taken off but returned the next day when the storm was over.  Timothy died and left Phillip blind and alone on the island except for his cat companion. 

I could not find or recall any other animals.  I know that Phillip is bitten by and eel and attacked by birds that are protecting their eggs, but I could not find anything else.

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