Sunday, April 12, 2009

Day at the zoo, kinda

My friend Charlotte works at the FW Museum of Science and History, and her job is to take care of the animals there. Today I decided to join her at work, where I got to meet all of her furry and not-so furry friends. The one I wanted to meet the most was Mr. Boo, the resident raccoon. He was a lot bigger than I thought he'd be, in fact, he's monsterous! Yes, I went into his cage, but I refused to get too close, lol. He did sniff my leg for a while, but I was to intimidated to reach down and actually touch him. I left that to Charlotte. :)

Her and Boo are best buds!
I did make friends with a couple of the ferrets there, however. They were both very sweet!

This guy (I'm not too sure what type of owl he is) is so cute. I was warned not to mess with him, he's not very nice. He's hungry and waiting for his food.
We thought he was dead, turned out he wasn't, at least not yet anyways. I imagine he'll be dead soon. Poor Mr. Tarantula...
Mr. Boo acting out a scene from James Bond. What skill!

This is Jet lag. He doesn't need a cage, so he has free roam of the facilities. I was so afraid I was going to step on him, lol. He even has his own license plate, suweet!
And last but certainly not least, here is Thelma the prairie dog. She's so funny! She can scale her cage like no one's business. The noise she makes is pretty funny, and she's definitely a people person. I had a lot of fun today visiting with my buddy and her "co-workers". Of course, I didn't take pictures of all of the animals; there were many more: rabbits, guinea pigs, oppossum, snakes, barn owl, turtles, rats and mice, alligator, sugar glider and a hedgehog. Thanks Charlotte for inviting me over, I'm glad I got to meet them. :)


hoLLy said...

so, charlotte invites you somewhere and you go....i see how it is. HMMPH!

Yvonne Kizerian said...

So jealous. I've always wanted to pet a raccoon. I've also always wanted a pet raccoon.

Grammy Staffy said...

You are such an animal lover.... these are great are so cute.

Thanks for your support and prayers this week. Our baby came home from the hospital Friday. We are so thankful.
We had a great Easter together as you can see if you hop over to my blog.

Happy Easter dear Tara. Love,Lura

Cindy Ben said...

That looks like fun! We're going to go to the zoo in a few saturday's :) Happy Easter!

Chrystina said...

How fun! Great pics. I love the license plate on the turtle! How cute.

-Melissa- said...

Looks like you had a fun time! Great pics!

Patty said...

You really should get into the animal business since you love them so much. I'm glad you got a chance to go and have some fun. Did the ferret stink like our old one did? The prairie dog is my favorite. He is so cute!