Today? Was big-ass snake day.
Even the finest photography (of I we cannot boast) is nothing compared to seeing these animals in the flesh. Truly incredible. I took about a zillion pictures (specifically, Phoenix took a picture of each and every animal, but I didn’t upload them all), and captioned with commentary.
Worth the cost (gas + admission etc. was about a week’s worth of groceries). Every penny. My daughter was delighted times one hundred. The employee there complimented her snake knowledge, dedication, and technique in handling the animals. It was a magical day, even with five hours ass-drive, hydroplaning on very wet freeways.
Your moment of Zen:
Is that your way to get invited to Congo? (which by this, you are by the way)
Alma loved handling snakes too (http://thuisschool.wordpress.com/2009/05/30/blijdorp/) and loved the photos of Phoenix with the snakes.
Wowsers, Kelly. Phoenix looks good in the snake wrap, and I can really see that she is so happy to be there. I can definitely see a reptilian related future for her.
Well you decidedly warrant having any camera you desire. Those are wonderful pictures. I like how you captured the sweet faces of those lovely animals. I remember holding a large yellow snake just like that one, at the Grays Harbor fair. I wonder if it’s the same one. Phoenix looks blissful.
I feel a big “yeeeeeeeeaugh” rising up in me just looking at the photos, but Phoenix looks completely in her element.