Army of Mom

So this is how liberty dies ... with thunderous applause.

5.16.2006

Lions, tigers and bears, oh my!

I sense a trend with bargains here, but Pickle and I went to the zoo on half-price day last Wednesday after he had some blood work done at the hospital.



He was so stoked to be standing so close to the flamingos.

I thought this guy was very pretty.

The goat was truly loving being brushed.

Two turkeys in the same shot! The Fort Worth Zoo has many lovely sculptures of animals all over the zoo and Pickle couldn't pass up his turkey imitation. He does a great gobble, too.

I thought this tree was gorgeous.

Does anyone else find the humor in the name of this turtle or is it just me and my dirty mind?

My son transformed into Hawkboy with this viewer thingee.

I had never seen a Green Jay before. These birds were gorgeous. I thought the green jay nest was a neat shot.

I think these are quails, but I'm not sure. They sure were pretty.

We were loving all the babies we saw around the zoo. This picture was funny because it looked like the momma bird was eating the baby. She wasn't, it just looked that way.

Her mate was very protective and kept following the groundskeeper guy around to keep him away from the babies. It was very funny.

Pickle and the rhinos.

One of the really fun things at the zoo was the DinoRoars. These animated dinosaurs are throughout the zoo. They move and roar and are lots of fun. The kids get a little dinosaur passport that they can punch at each dinosaur, which makes that fun to look for them.

We had a great time. I'm glad we were able to spend time together.

5 Comments:

  • At 8:22 PM, May 16, 2006, Anonymous swankette said…

    The Daily Show did a hilarious story once about a town in Florida that celebrates Cooter Days in honor of the turtle mentioned above. So no, you're not the only one. :)

     
  • At 12:37 AM, May 17, 2006, Blogger cashin said…

    The cooter is a fragile creature, that must be approached with caution...

     
  • At 6:38 AM, May 17, 2006, Anonymous Army of Dad said…

    Though it can survive a dry habitat for a short time, it prefers to be wet.

     
  • At 9:03 AM, May 17, 2006, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    Ok, it looks like I wasn't the only one who was amused by the Rio Grande Cooter.

    *shaking my head*

     
  • At 11:19 AM, May 18, 2006, Blogger El Capitan said…

    Is that the Fort Worth Zoo? Been a while since I've been to either of the DFW zoos. Last time I went I ended up spending almost an hour watching the meerkats. I'm thinking life would be much more amusing with a meerkat colony in my back yard! Plus, they'd eat all the cock-a-roaches that breed in the mulch pile!

     

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