Thursday, September 29, 2011

Capital of Texas Zoo

Last weekend Sam, Jessica, & Ryder came to visit us. Sam & Jess are selling their townhouse in Houston and needed to escape all the showings they are having and keep the house clean by staying out of it. We loved having them here and wish they were closer. Saturday morning we loaded up and headed to the Capital of Texas Zoo on the outskirts of Bastrop. It was fun! Here are some picture highlights!

The Bears
The porcupines

The Zoo Keeper feeding the white tiger

The white tiger was my favorite. He ate 10 pounds of chicken in 3 minutes. Bone and all. It was a little intimidating. Jaden's fav was the zebra, and Brody liked the goats.

They had a bird atrium that you could go inside of and feed the parrots.

It amazes me that Brody has no fear of the animals. Even when the mean dominant goat pushes all the other ones down to get to the food, he still holds his hand out.

Ryder liked the goats too!

The Zoo Keeper feeding a baby black leopard.

Loaded up for the zoo. We took the wagon just in case one of them wanted to walk, but next time I would leave it at home because the trails are kinda of rough and it makes the wagon hard to pull. The front entrance of the zoo has serves as a snake house and they have several pythons and rattle snakes in there. One of the rattle snakes was in strike position and he kept rattling his tail at us. I might still be a little freaked out about that. I think I could go my entire life without ever seeing another snake, especially a rattler. The zoo was great and we will definitely go again. Maybe when it is cooler.

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